Thursday 24 November 2011 12.37pm
I've just read EleanorT's post regarding an attempted bike theft, and it seems to be on the rise here.
Last night my block of flats was raided by theives after bikes. Somehow they managed to get in through the communal door (no forced entry, so they either have a key, were let in, or the door was left off the latch) and then went through the bike sheds in the 'secure' yard.
When I came down from my flat this morning, all of the doors on the sheds were open and my bike (among others) were all missing. This is my bike: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5171/5574090370_801e5e8b68_b.jpg
which is quite distinctive so if anyone spots it please let me know.
This has been reported to the police, who are following up, especially as a similar incident happened only a few weeks ago with the postboxes being targeted that time.
Anyway, be vigilent all of you, make sure you have the serial number of your bike written down somewhere, and ideally recent photos too. Insurance and good locks are a must these days, sadly.