Cambridge: Haul Of Bicycles Seized

5 September 2012, 11:58 | Updated: 5 September 2012, 12:12

A haul of suspected stolen bikes has been recovered from two properties in Cambridge.

Officers discovered 16 bicycles at an address in Peverel Road on Friday (August 31st) before finding a further 20, along with numerous wheels and frames, at a home in Coldham's Lane on Monday (September 3rd).

Officers are now attempting to identify potential owners of the cycles.

Three men, aged 21, 28 and 35 were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences at the Peverel Road address. They have been bailed until November 9th.

A 23-year-old man was cautioned for possession of an offensive weapon and a 35 year old man was released with no further action.

Police are cracking down on cycle theft after a rise in offences recently.

A number of arrests have been made and officers are using a range of tactics including the use of 'trap' bikes, stop checking cyclists and encouraging members of the public to report suspicious activity.

Inspector Steve Poppitt said: "We are tackling cycle thieves, but we need help from cyclists.

"It is not only about buying a good quality lock to reduce the risk of your bike being stolen, it is also about using the locks properly.

"Locking your bike to a cycle rack in a busy area that is well-lit is much safer than leaving it with the lock through the frame, but not attached to anything.

"It seems simple and obvious yet so many people leave their cycles poorly secured."

Investigations are ongoing in relation to the seized bikes.