The two latest reports saw cycles being stolen which had been secured before being left unattended and so officers are advising cyclists to check their bike security and consider investing in more sturdy products.
The first incident happened on Tuesday 04 September between 1800hrs and 2230hrs (log 789 of 04 September) when a blue Diva mountain cycle was stolen from the bike shelter in Queen Victoria Square in the city centre.
The bicycle was secured with a pink coloured curly wire lock which thieves clearly were able to remove allowing them to steal the cycle.
The second reported theft took place on Tuesday 11 September (log 563 of 11 September) when a Stealth unisex pedal cycle in black and red with a black seat and suspension fitted to it, was taken from outside the DW Sports Fitness centre on The Mount Retail Park on Holderness Road.
The cycle was left by its owner secured to a cycle rack outside the sports facility and when she returned it had been stolen. The theft is believed to have occurred at approximately 1535 to 1540hrs.
A man was seen in the area at the time who may have been involved in the theft and he is described as white, wearing a blue jacket and dark trousers and carrying a bag whilst riding another bicycle.
Police suggest cyclists ensure their cycles are security marked to enable them to be more easily returned should they be stolen – this can be carried out at various cycle marking events held across the city – for more information contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
It is also advised that large “D” locks are used to secure cycles as these offer greater protection than other styles of locks.