Sheffield university students warned over rise in bike thefts – as man is caught ‘red handed’

University students in Sheffield are being alerted to a rise in bike thefts – as it was revealed police caught a thief red handed earlier this week. 

The Sheffield Central Neighbourhood Policing Team today issued a crime prevention warning through their Facebook page to students starting their new term.

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The post read: “University students please be aware that we have seen an increase in bikes thefts with the start of the new term.

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“Please ensure you keep your bike securely locked at all times.



“In response to this the university officers have been conducting patrols and earlier this week caught a male red handed.

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“He will be facing a day in court and one bike recovered.”