Police Seize £14,000 Of Stolen Skis And Snowboards In Les Deux Alpes
25th January 2019
After a long and enjoyable lunch, finding your skis or snowboard missing is an experience that bound to ruin anyone’s skiing holiday.
French police set up surveillance outside several popular mountain restaurants in the popular French ski resort of Les Deux Alpes to catch the thieves in the act.
Figure 1 Police caught the thief red-handed as he nicked skis left outside a mountain restaurant in Les Deux Alpes
The police are now advising all visitors to the region to take care while leaving their skis unattended and to take measures to prevent your skis being targeted. The best way to prevent theft is to separate your skis and pair one of your skis with a friend ski and leave them in different ski racks or use a ski lock to keep your skis and poles securely locked.
For Snowboarders it’s not as simple, leave your board where you can see it or buy a snowboard lock.
Ski theft is a common problem in all ski resorts, a few years ago a lorry was stopped near Bourg St Maurice with 1,000’s of stolen skis and boards which was heading to Poland. At the time Police announced this was a major organised gang but only the driver was arrested.