Two charged with Grimsby bike thefts

Two charged with Grimsby bike thefts

Two charged with Grimsby bike thefts

Following reports of a number of bike thefts in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, two men have been charged.

Jack Felton, 18, of Stanley Street, Grimsby, is bailed and due to appear before Grimsby Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 8 September.

Mark Phillips, 18, of Oxford Street, Grimsby, will appear before the court on Tuesday, 10 October.

Sergeant Dan Healey, from the Grimsby East neighbourhood team said:

“We appreciate how frustrating it is when your bike is stolen.

“For some it’s a hobby that they invest a lot of time and money into and for others it may be their means of getting to work, school or college – which is why we do all we can to find those responsible for this kind of crime.

“You can also reduce the risk of your bike being stolen by spending a bit of time and money to help keep it safe and secure.

“It’s all about making it as hard as possible for a thief to take it.

“My advice would be to buy a good quality lock and use it whenever you’re leaving your bike – no matter how long you’re going to be and even when your bike’s at home in the garage.

“When you’re out and about, think about where you’re leaving it. Make sure the area is busy and well-lit and lock both wheels and the frame to a stand or railings.

“You can also help us by letting us know if you see anything suspicious.

“Maybe you keep seeing the same person riding lots of different bikes or you know a lot of bikes are being stored at a property near you.

“It may be entirely innocent but, if you’re concerned, it’s always worth letting us know so that we can look into it.”

Last month it was announced that a man and a woman had been arrested following the discovery of approximately 75 bikes including two motorcycles at a property on Dunmow Street, Grimsby.

Many of the bikes found had already been reported stolen and were being sold on social media.

Humberside Police are currently in the process of reuniting these bikes with their owners.

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