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Bike thefts in shop district

CYCLISTS have been warned about a spike in bike theft around the St Stephen's Green area.

There has been an increase in the number of bikes being taken from racks in the area which has prompted a number of garda operations to tackle the problem.

Recently a bike thief was caught in the act and his picture uploaded to social media after lifting a bike from a rack near a shopping centre. The expensive bike was later returned to its owner.

Cyclists are advised to invest in an high-quality lock to protect their bike.