Cyclists beware: London bike thieves have a new trick up their sleeves. Labour councillor Sarah King had her bicycle stolen last week after locking it to a cycle rack that thieves had tampered with. Ms King took to Twitter to warn others of the criminals' latest tactics, which saw the cycle rack sliced in half and then covered with gaffer tape to conceal the break.
Cyclists please watch out for gaffer tape on bike racks covering up that they're cut straight through pic.twitter.com/RRiJYVfnwV— Sarah King (@sezking78) February 25, 2016
Her tweet has since been retweeted close to 6,000 times. So thankfully word of the trick is spreading quickly. The Met Police and Southwark Council are currently investigating the theft.
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