Five arrested in Brent in police crackdown on bicycle thefts

Officers seized more than 50 cycles as part of Project Cycle Ops

Police have made five arrests in Brent as part of a crackdown on bicycle thefts across London last week.

The Project Cycle Ops initiative involving officers from the Transport for London (TfL) funded Metropolitan Police Service Safer Transport Command (STC), British Transport Police (BTP) and City of London Police (CoLP), used a range of tactics to target suspected cycle thieves.

In total, 70 arrests were made across London and more than 50 bikes were seized.

Officers are now trying to establish of the bikes are stolen and find their rightful owners.

Bicycle owners are urged to get their cycles security marked and registered on for free using BikeRegister

The Met’s preferred cycle registration database is the main search tool police use to reunite stolen bikes with their owners.

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Siwan Hayward, from TfL said: “While operations like these send a clear message that bike theft is not tolerated in the Capital, all cyclists are urged to register their bikes online for free to help us identify and recover them if stolen or resold.”

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