Four motorcycles were reported stolen on Portland in one night this week, according to police.

One resident is still searching for his motorcycle following the spate of bike thefts on the island.

Lee Allen reportedly had his silver Honda motorbike stolen from outside his house on Avalanche Road, Portland, between 4.30am and 4.45am on Friday, November 30.

The bike was spotted at Victoria Square, Portland at approximately 4.50am, with two people on the bike.

It was then spotted again at approximately 5.05am going past the BP petrol station on Dorchester Road, with the two people still on it heading towards the ridgeway.

Mr Allen said: “I called the police first thing in the morning. Apparently, there were three other bike thefts on the island on Friday morning. There have been a number of bike thefts in the past couple of weeks.”

Police confirmed that there were four thefts of motorcycles reported on Portland on Friday morning, including the one made by Mr Allen.

Another motorcycle was reported stolen in Weymouth on the same day.

All the cases are under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Dorset Police have offered the following top tips on securing your bike against thieves.

• Always take your keys with you when you leave your motorbike, even for a short time. If you have security devices fitted, always use them.

• Fit an approved alarm and immobiliser (and sticker) to your bike - this will deter criminals. If the criminal manages to bypass the alarm, the immobiliser will make it difficult if not impossible to start.

• Park your bike in designated areas that are in full view of a busy street or car park.

• Always try and lock your bike away in a secure location such as a garage or shed when it is not in use. By doing this you may also benefit from cheaper bike insurance.

• If you cannot do this then consider adding additional high security measures such as wheel clamps to deter thieves.

• Security mark as many parts of the motorcycle and accessories as possible, use the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or unique coding supplied by a security company.

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