Motor crime wave in town

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Motor cycles and scooters left on driveways and in gardens continue to be a target for thieves, say Hucknall police.

In the seven days to Thursday 11th June, a car, a motorbike and a scooter were stolen from addresses in the town.

A Suzuki GSF 1200F motorbike was stolen from outside a house in Bolsover Street, overnight on Wednesday 3rd June.

A green Lambretta was stolen from a lean-to shed on Brickyard Drive, between 9.30pm on Wednesday 3rd June and 7am on Thursday 4th June. The vehicle has been recovered.

Overnight between Sunday 7th and Monday 8th June in Broomhill Road, Hucknall, a silver Mercedes C220 was stolen.

Inspector Nick Butler said: “Being behind locked gates is no guarantee of security; in one case a fence panel was removed to take a bike. If possible, please keep your bikes in a locked shed or garage and secure them with a strong chain and padlock.”

There were also a number of thefts from vehicles during the same period.

A grey Voodoo mountain bike was stolen from the boot of a Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior van parked on a driveway on Little Oak Avenue, Annesley Woodhouse, at 5am on Friday 5th June. A pink Silver Fox ladies mountain bike was stolen from a motor home parked on Forrest Close, Annesley Woodhouse, between 10pm on Friday 5th June and 10.30am Saturday 6th June.

On Saturday 6th June around 11pm on the car park of the Premier Inn, Portland road, Hucknall, the rear door lock of Citroen Relay Enterprise van was forced. A Stihl saw, three drills, 2.5kva generator, 9 inch grinder, a core drilling rig and diesel fuel were stolen.

Insp Butler added: “Mercedes commercial vans are one of the major targets for thieves looking for catalytic converters.”

An exhaust was stolen from a white Mercedes Sprinter van in Shaw crescent, Hucknall. And the catalytic converter was stolen from a Mercedes van in Holly Close, Hucknall.