Unlocked cycle worth £2,500 is stolen from outside Lincoln hospital
Cyclists are being warned by police to take basic security precautions after a 'bike worth £2,500 left unlocked outside Lincoln County Hospital was stolen.
The cycle was one of eight taken in a three-day crime spree in the north of the city.
It sparked a Lincolnshire Police warning to riders to make sure their ‘bikes are kept under lock and key.
Since Sunday, a number of bicycles have been stolen from Sudbrooke Drive, Wragby Road, Trelawney Crescent, Outer Circle Drive and Greetwell Road.
They have gone missing from the street, back yards and sheds.
"Please never leave bikes unlocked in the street," said Inspector Pat Coates of Lincolnshire Police.
“It’s worth buying good quality D-locks to prevent thieves from stealing them.
“If you’re using a shed then, again, invest in a good quality lock to keep thieves out.
“And if you have a really high-value bike then consider keeping it inside your house, where it is a lot safer.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.