Police urge motorists to ensure bikes are properly locked
Police are urging people to make sure motorbikes are properly locked after a spate of thefts of bikes which were not properly secured.
Six bikes were stolen in Hamilton between Friday, February 26, 2021 and today.
A police spokesman said: “Of those six bikes, four were locked via the handlebars only, one was unlocked and one had the keys left in the basket.
“The Bermuda Police Service once again reminds individuals to properly secure bikes when leaving them unattended.”
The spokesman said motorcycles were most frequently removed from Hamilton car parks, but also from residential neighbourhoods. Typically, they are stolen for joy-riding or for stripping of their parts, he said.
“Over the last week bike thieves seemed to have been targeting areas around the Bus Terminal - Washington Street, Victoria Street, Washington Street South, Park Road - and usually during working hours, as most persons find their cycles missing after leaving work for the day,” said the spokesman.
“In terms of make of bike, Honda and Sym models appear to be the most frequently targeted.
“Remember, always remove keys from the ignition, even if you intend on being away from your bike for only a short time. Consider the use of a secondary lock, that is, in addition to the handlebar lock.
“Where possible, the secondary lock should be used to attach the motorcycle to a fixed object.”