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Warning after spate of moped thefts in Barrow

[P]olice are reminding moped owners to secure their vehicles following six reported thefts, in the last week, in the Barrow area.

Cumbria Police would advise:

  • Remove the keys.
  • Use a cover.
  • Store the bike in a secure building such as a garage or shed.
  • Lock your bike: where possible use a wheel lock, a disk lock and chain your bike to an immovable object such as a fence.

Detective inspector Helen Curme said: “It takes a matter of seconds for a thief to steal a moped, scooter or motorcycle, especially if they are left either unsecured or with inadequate security.

“You can drastically reduce the risk of your vehicle being stolen by following some simple safety steps, and using multiple security steps will further reduce the risk.

“Never put yourself at risk if your bike has been stolen. Call police immediately on 999 if you see it being stolen or 101 if you discover it has gone.”

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