Police make arrests after spate of cycle thefts

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THREE teenagers have been arrested following a spate of cycle thefts in Eastbourne.

Police report there have been 68 bicycle thefts across the district since February.

Now police have arrested two teenagers and a man on suspicion of stealing bikes. An 18-year-old man, and a boy and a girl both aged 17, all from Eastbourne, have been released on bail until July 25.

Nine stolen cycles worth a total of more than £2,000. Five have been returned to their owners.

Police still have a number of recovered cycles unclaimed and are urging anyone who has had their cycle stolen and not reported it to police to come forward. Ring Sussex Police on 101.

Inspector Rachel Barrow said: “We are advising cycle owners to lock their bikes securely. It is worth investing in a decent lock or immobiliser.

“We will be promoting our crime prevention advice at the 999 emergency services event in Eastbourne on July 7 and 8.”