Thieves target expensive bikes in Port Stephens holiday spots

Police advice: Secure all valued equipment in holiday parks and camping areas.

 

IN what is becoming a regular pattern, thieves are targeting bicycles in the various camping grounds and caravan parks in Port Stephens during busy holiday times.

Senior Constable Luke Withers from Lemon Tree Passage Police said that holiday makers should secure all expensive equipment they bring with them.

“Some of these bikes are worth many thousands of dollars,” he said. “They are a lucrative target so it is wise not to leave them propped up against your van or camping gear.

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“Chain them up,” he added.

Senior Constable Withers reminded the community to keep road safety in mind.

“If we look at the bigger picture, safety on the roads is paramount,” he remarked.

“Always obey the road rules and take regular breaks on your journey,” he said.

“Our Highway Patrol is very active at this time of year and have been following up reports of ‘hoons’ doing burnouts in and around the town.

“We have been greatly assisted in this by the reporting of number plates and descriptions of vehicles involved,” he remarked.

“Water safety is also another issue we are concerned about as there is a spike in drownings at Easter and in the school holidays.

“Note weather reports and check with Marine Rescue before taking to the water in boats and only swim at patrolled beaches in the designated areas,” he concluded.

 

By Geoff WALKER

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