Two boys arrested on suspicion of moped theft in Holbeach
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We have arrested two 15-year-old boys in relation to the theft of a moped in Holbeach.
On Saturday 5 August, officers on patrol in Holbeach spotted a stolen moped with two riders, neither of whom were wearing helmets.
The moped was later left behind and officers conducted a short foot chase which resulted in the arrest of two 15-year-old boys. They were arrested on suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle and have since been released on police bail. Inquiries are ongoing.
We are appealing for any witnesses and dashcam footage of the incident to assist in our inquiries.
If you have captured any footage of an orange and black moped with two riders between 8pm and 8.30pm near the Holbeach Beer Festival, including Frogs Abbey Gate, Hurdletree Bank, the B1168 and Barrington Gate, we would like to hear from you.
If you can help, please contact PC Laura Richardson via [email protected] quoting incident 412 of 5 August in the subject line.
Protect your motorcycle, moped or scooter from theft
Thieves only need a matter of seconds to steal a moped, scooter or motorcycle - especially if they are left with poor security - but our tips will help reduce the chance of theft.
Lock, chain and cover
Use a disc lock to help secure the front brake disc, or a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls. You could also use a D lock on the front wheel to stop it being wheeled away.
Thieves often steal a bike by breaking the steering lock and wheeling it away. Use a chain lock through the back wheel (the front wheel can be removed). Secure your bike, with the lock taut to an immovable object such as a ground anchor or street furniture. This will stop thieves from cutting a lock trailing on the ground using an angle grinder. If this isn’t possible, thread the chain through your bike frame and back wheel.
Thieves often ‘shop’ for particular bike models. Using a cover instantly makes it less attractive to them. A cover also provides another time-consuming obstacle for the thief.
Unfortunately, security measures can’t guarantee your bike won’t be stolen but, by using multiple security measures, you can make it harder and less attractive for thieves.
For security products for your scooter, motorcycle or moped search the ‘Accredited products’ page on Secured by Design (a police-approved website).