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Protect your ride! Moped Theft Awareness Tips

Cambridgeshire Police want to raise awareness about a concerning trend in Cambridgeshire – an increase in moped thefts. While the police team is working persistently to catch those responsible, they believe it’s essential to support our community to take preventive measures to keep your mopeds safe and secure.  
While we appreciate not everyone may have a moped or motorcycle, we would be really appreciative if you could share this information with anyone you know who might find it useful, but also be on the lookout for any suspicious activity and report it to us straight away – including anything you might capture on things such as video doorbells or home CCTV.

  • Use a sturdy lock!
  • Consider using a disc lock for your front brake disc, or a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls.
  • Park wisely!
  • Consider parking in well-lit areas with high foot traffic. Or if you’re parking at home, park in your garage or shed if you’re fortunate enough to have one! Remember to always remove your keys too!
  • Invest in an alarm system! 
  • Protect and trace your vehicle with a Thatcham-rated 1 or 2 alarm system equipped with tracking, immobilization, anti-grab, and movement sensors.
  • Cover up! Instantly make your moped less attractive to thieves by using a cover. It also adds an extra obstacle, making theft more challenging.

For an extensive range of security products approved by the police, visit   If you want more valuable tips and resources, feel free to visit the Cambridgeshire Police website

We take moped theft very seriously, and we’re dedicated to preventing it. However, we need your help too.   By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the chances of thieves targeting your ride. Let’s work together to ride safe and keep our mopeds secure.

Kind regards,
Detective Inspector, Juliet Heald

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