You probably don’t need the warning … but just in case, this was posted by someone in SE24 on the Nextdoor website earlier today.
“Stolen bike (Herne Hill, SE24).
Hello all, make sure you keep any bikes firmly locked up, preferably inside at the moment. Someone broke into our communal entrance hallway and stole my hybrid bike on Tuesday night (I’ve now found my bike being sold on Gumtree in Barking 🙄).
Our neighbour’s son was also mugged for his bike too recently.
Bike theft is on the rise in the lead up to Christmas so be extra careful. If you’re buying a bike off somewhere like Gumtree, I recommend asking for a picture of the frame number. You can then check if it’s been registered as a stolen bike on websites like Bike Register .”