Police have repeated warnings about thieves who are targeting sheds and garages in Hucknall after six bicycles were stolen in the space of a week.
They are urging people to step up their security following a spate of similar crimes and have offered advice.
Inspector Nick Butler advised bike owners to take a photograph of their cycles and keep a record of the frame number or any distinguishing marks.
He said: “We recommend that you use a substantial chain and padlock to secure the cycle and why not chain it to a lawn mower or other machinery so that it cannot be easily picked up and carried away.”
A shed door on Washdyke Lane was forced open and a lawn mower, petrol strimmer, and three pedal cycles were stolen. The incident happened between 6.15am and 9.15am on Tuesday October 27.
Between 9pm on Wednesday October 21 and 7am on Friday 23 in Church Lane, Hucknall, a shed was broken into and a pink coloured Marin Bear Valley mountain bike was stolen. The frame number of the bike is F067ASR088.
A bike was stolen from a shed in Park Gate sometime between 9pm on Thursday October 22 and 7.45am on Friday 23.
On Monday October 26 in Newstead Road, Annesley, a garage was broken into and a green and black YCF190 Pit Bike was stolen. Two 18 year old men have been arrested.