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Bike thefts on the rise in Marchmont

posted 19 May 2009, 03:47 by David Rintoul

The theft of bikes in the Marchmont area rose sharply last month. A total of 14 bike thefts were reported during April compared with six for the previous month.

Police said a 21-year-old man had been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with one of the thefts.

The number of overall crimes recorded in Marchmont fell slightly during the same period.

Officers received reports of 73 crimes during April compared with 75 for March.

Source: Evening News

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