‘Cunning’ thieves conceal sabotaged cycle rack to steal bike – BBC News

Image copyright Sarah King
Image caption The cycle rack had been sliced through and then covered with videotape to conceal the breaking

A cyclist who had her motorcycle theft after it was procured to a sabotaged motorcycle rack has alerted others about the “cunning” scam.

Sarah King saw her cycle was missing from a rack in Camberwell on Thursday evening following a meeting.

Ms King said she had not realised it had been cut through and then videotapeed back together before she locked her bike to it.

Met Police are working with Southwark Council to analyse the robbery.

Ms King, a Labour councillor, said it was the first time she had heard of a bike being stolen in such a way and wanted to warn others.

She said she was “upset and shocked” to find it missing as “I love cycling in London and I love my bike”.

Her tweetwarning cyclists about the swindle has been retweeted nearly 2,500 times.

Councillor Darren Merrill, of Southwark Council, said: “It is appalling that the growing cycling population in the borough are being targeted by these cunning thieves.”

Image copyright Sarah King
Image caption Sarah King said she was “shocked and upset” to lose her motorcycle

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