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Police issue reminder about securing outbuildings after bike stolen from garage near Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 09:45 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:45 09 March 2015

Officers are reminding residents to secure outbuildings after the theft of a man’s white Ghost race 500 cycle was stolen from a garage at a property in Thixendale in Carlton Colville between 6pm on Saturday 28 February and 9am on Sunday 1 March

Officers are reminding residents to secure outbuildings after the theft of a man's white Ghost race 500 cycle was stolen from a garage at a property in Thixendale in Carlton Colville between 6pm on Saturday 28 February and 9am on Sunday 1 March

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Police are reminding people to secure outbuildings after a man's white Ghost race 500 bicycle was stolen from a garage at a home in Thixendale in Carlton Colville.

The theft happened between 6pm on Saturday, February 28 and 9am on Sunday, March 1 as a wheelie bin was used to climb over the fence and into the back garden before the unsecured garage was entered and the bike was taken.

PC Charles Lewis, from Lowestoft police, said: “We advise residents to keep dustbins and wheelie bins away from fences and gates that access properties – as these can be used by thieves to easily climb over barriers.

“And sheds and garages often contain high value items, but can be overlooked when home security is considered although they can often be an easy target for thieves. Always keep sheds, garages and garden gates locked and secured and consider measures such as security lighting and alarms.”

■ Information about the theft should be directed to PC Charles Lewis at Lowestoft police on 101.

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