BIKES are a great way to get around, but they can be costly.
A few simple security measures can help protect bikes from thieves and make them easier to track it down if they are stolen. One way is to engrave an ID number into the frame, such as a driver’s licence number for easy recognition, such as V12345678, with the V standing for Victoria. Keep a record of the serial number somewhere safe, such as online at bddy.me/2PuSvoN.
Always park your bike with a strong and secure lock, ensuring both the frame and at least one wheel are locked.
If your bike is stolen report the theft to the Police Assistance Line 131 444 or online at bddy.me/3dG8yYC
Speak to your home and contents insurer about insuring your bike through them or inquire through specialist bike insurance companies.
One 10-year-old victim left his bike inside the entrance to Woolworths at Bentons Square Shopping Centre, Saturday 3 April.
The Avanti Montari mountain bike, black with orange markings, was last seen resting against bench seats near the DVD machine about 6.30pm. It is valued at $700.
Anyone with information is urged to call Leading Senior Constable Warren Morgan, of Mornington police, on 5970-4900 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. To make a report online visit bddy.me/2PWGLen