FREMANTLE police have charged two people with allegedly stealing a $6000 carbon fibre bicycle in North Coogee.
The charges are a result of police operation SEGIN, which tackled bicycle theft in Fremantle and Cockburn.
It is alleged a 25-year-old female and 32-year-old male waited outside an apartment complex until they could gain access to a basement carpark, where the male broke a chain to steal the bicycle.
The male was charged with trespassing and stealing and the female with trespassing on private property.
Investigations manager Phil Gazzone said thieves generally stole from the outside of homes.
“This and the charges laid highlights the need for residents to secure their bicycles correctly,” he said.
“Even when storing in rear courtyards or under verandas, some cables and chains can easily be broken.”
Community safety team leader Christopher Scanlan said he wanted to reduce bike theft by 50 per cent.
Fremantle police will be working with the City of Fremantle on a Bike Theft Awareness Day on February 25.