Worthing Police take action against bike thieves
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Adur and Worthing Police have taken proactive action to deter bike thefts.
The local Prevention teams conducted a day of action in the Worthing area on Thursday (3 September) in a bid to tackle the theft of pedal cycles.
During the day, which included an increase in high visibility patrols and monitoring CCTV in the town, officers spotted a man acting suspiciously in Chapel Road. He was pursued by officers to Rowlands Road and arrested.
Alexander Nash, 27, of no fixed address was later charged with the theft of a pedal cycle and will appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 1 December.
PC Chris Corker of the Op Override team said: “The day of action from the team is part of ongoing work aimed at tackling bike thefts across the Worthing area.
“We are utilising a number of overt and covert tactics to deter this behaviour from continuing in our communities.