Many people are dusting off their bicycles and cycling to the city now that there is less traffic on our roads and using public transport during a pandemic is less than appealing. Unfortunately, this has also led to increased numbers of bicycle thefts!
Police from the Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley Crime Prevention Unit have issued a bicycle theft crime alert, warning cyclists that thieves are targeting bicycles in several areas in central Brisbane and Fortitude Valley over the last couple of weeks:
- Brisbane City: Queen Street
- Spring Hill: Leichhardt Street
- Kelvin Grove: Ramsgate Street and Kelvin Grove Road
- Bowen Hills: King Street
- Newstead: Evelyn Street
- New Farm: Welsby Street
A range of different bikes are being targeted, police say, as everything from medium priced bikes to road bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes have been reported stolen in the aforementioned areas recently.
Police say that the bikes have been stolen from a range of locations, including open air carports, residential unit block communal garages, residential yards and residential garages.
It is strongly recommended that bike owners or people who live in or cycle to these areas properly secure their bicycles. Always secure your bicycle with a high quality padlock or chain to a solid and immovable object, and always close and lock your garage doors.
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