Thieves target bikes
A father steals a bicycle, then encourages one of his two sons to ride away on it, in a new video released by Auckland City District Police.
Dubbed ‘Gone in Six Seconds’, the CCTV footage shows the trio running up to the bike parked outside a swimming pool in Newmarket.
The father snips the lock and the young boys ride off on the bike.
Later that day police caught the trio attempting to steal another bike outside AUT University in central Auckland.
The father was charged with theft and remanded in custody while his children have been referred to youth agencies.
Another clip shows two alleged teenage thieves fleeing on stolen bicycles being caught and arrested by police.
More footage released by police shows as yet unidentified offenders stealing or trying to steal bicycles.
In recent weeks, there’s been a surge in bikes being stolen from public places in cen-