People asked to be careful when leaving bicycles in public after Diss thefts

A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

Residents in Diss are being urged to be careful when leaving their bicycles in public areas after two were stolen.

On Wednesday, October 19 at about 11.40am, a blue Raleigh mountain bike was reported stolen from bike racks outside Diss Swim and Fitness Centre on Victoria Road.

The bike had been secured with two cable locks, both of which had been cut and left.

A white man is believed to have been acting suspiciously before cutting the locks and another man is then believed to have ridden off on the bike.

Shortly after 12.15pm on the same day, a white Raleigh hybrid road bike was reported stolen from The Original Factory Shop, also on Victoria Road.

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Again the bike had been left secure with a heavy duty cable bike lock.

Just before 12.20pm two men, with two bikes, are believed to have caught a train from Diss station.

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Police are asking people to be vigilant and consider the security of their bikes when leaving them in public and to report any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Grahame Bartlett on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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