Caution issued after bike stolen
A man was cautioned after a bike was stolen during a two week operation targeting thieves.
Earlier this year, We Don’t Buy Crime ran Operation Perilla in Telford.
The two week initiative saw quad bikes, engine parts and bikes among the items recovered by officers as West Mercia Police looked to tackle acquisitive crime.
A man in his 30s has received a caution in relation to one bike theft during the two weeks.
A 17 year old boy was arrested and released on bail for a second bike theft after a bike was stolen from Wellington train station.
We Don’t Buy Crime is West Mercia Police’s response to crimes such as burglary and theft and the wider associated harm.
It sees a dedicated team work with second hand shops, fuel stations and local communities to make it even more difficult for thieves.
The initiative is supported by, and receives funding from, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion.
During the two weeks two bikes were recovered utilising covert tactics with one of the bikes marked with SmartWater, a forensic property marking liquid. The liquid is only detectable under a UV light, if police recover property that has been marked with SmartWater it can be easily be identified as stolen.