Secure shop fronts can stop smash-and-grab moped thieves in their tracks

Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews has been caught up in a smash-and-grab attack by a moped-riding gang at a jeweller’s in London. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48435132

The reality TV star had to hide in the shop’s vault after the armed robbers struck, driving their mopeds at the store and smashing its windows with large hammers.

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Beating the moped thieves

Last year on London’s streets, over 12,000 crimes were committed by so-called moped thieves stealing mobile phones and hand-bags from pedestrians going about their business in the capital.

The Met Police have come down hard these violent criminals and are often resorting to chasing and knocking the individuals off their bikes in a bid to reduce this type of crime.

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How to secure your bike shop from thieves

Last year saw a tangible increase in thieves targeting bike shops and cycling retailers with the aim of stealing high end bikes, including e-bikes. For example, Cycling Weekly reported a spate of robberies across the UK last summer with hundreds of bikes worth over £100,000 in total stolen. https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/100k-worth-bikes-lifted-collection-local-shop-break-ins-august-391981 That’s why, here at Secure House, we’ve come up with a few ways in which you can secure your bike shop from thieves!

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