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PUBLISHED: 12:20 05 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

POLICE in Great Yarmouth are reminding cyclists to secure their bikes following two thefts.

On Monday, a Diamond Back BMX cycle was stolen after being left unlocked in a garden at Gatacre Road.

POLICE in Great Yarmouth are reminding cyclists to secure their bikes following two thefts.

On Monday, a Diamond Back BMX cycle was stolen after being left unlocked in a garden at Gatacre Road.

An unlocked pink Dunlop mountain bike was stolen from a driveway Baliol Road on Tuesday, July 27.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact the police on 0845 456 4567.

Crime prevention advice includes:

Avoid isolated or dimly lit places - leave your bike where a potential thief will be clearly visible.

Don't lock expensive bikes in the same place on a regular basis - so it won't be noticed and stolen to order.

Lock bikes through an immovable object - use a proper bike rack, ground anchor or robust street furniture.

Lock through the frame and secure removable parts.

Make the lock or chain hard to manoeuvre when parked.

Keep the gap between the bike and lock small.

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