From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Over the past week since 12th March 2019, there have been seven mopeds stolen in Barnstaple overnight and later located damaged nearby. Some of these thefts have included mopeds that were locked with a chain, therefore please consider alternative ways to safeguard your moped or motorbike such as in a garage or out of sight from the roadside. The police are working hard to identify the links to these crimes and patrolling the areas at night, but in the meantime please ensure that your moped/motorbike is locked and secured safely.
Advice on keeping your vehicle safe from thieves can be found on the Devon and Cornwall Police website.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via email@example.com or by calling 101.
Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org