Register aims to reunite bikes and owners
Deterring thieves and reuniting stolen bikes with their owners is the aim of a new crime prevention program being promoted in the City of Karratha area through the offer of free bike locks.
The National Bike Register website, which was launched late last year, asks people to register information about their bikes on an online police database and be issued with an identifying sticker, allowing officers to search for its details should they recover it as stolen property.
The program has received a local boost in recent weeks in the form of 1000 free bike locks being offered to the first residents to sign up, as part of an incentive scheme from the Karratha Safer Communities Partnership.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the register and bike lock incentive tied in well with the City’s Safer Communities Partnership focus on bicycle thefts. Visit nationalbikeregister.com.au.
City of Karratha community safety co-ordinator Steph Sparks, Mayor Peter Long and Karratha police Sen. Sgt Andy Stevens display free bike locks and stickers with Natasha, 6, and Alexander Little, 10.