Police investigating after spate of moped thefts in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 16:42 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:42 18 April 2017

Police are warning people to secure their homes.

Police are warning people to secure their homes.

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Police are warning moped owners to secure their vehicles after a spate of thefts in Weston-super-Mare.

Five mopeds have been stolen between April 8 and overnight last night (April 17-18).

The first crime took place in Abbey Gardens on April 8-9. Another moped was then stolen in Earlham Grove overnight on April 10-11 and a third bike was taken from Stroud Way, between noon and 4pm on April 11.

Earlham Grove was once again the target for thieves on April 14-15, when a moped was stolen, and the most-recent theft took place in Mead Vale overnight last night.

A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Constabulary told the Mercury each bike appears to have been hotwired.

Police officers working in the area are aware and have been dishing out advice to bike-owners.

The spokesman told the Mercury: “People should consider deadlocking their vehicles to the ground, or securing them in a locked garage or secure outbuilding.

“Beat officers are aware of the issue, and it is a key focus for them.”

They added it is not clear whether or not the thefts are all related, but it is a line of enquiry police are following.


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