Police are on the hunt for an individual who is targeting cyclists by placing sharp tacks along a Kew road.
Boroondara Police have received a number of reports from bike riders who have experienced punctured tyres and “near misses” while travelling along Yarra Boulevard, near Yarravale Road, in recent weeks.
Senior Sergeant Mark Standish said the “irresponsible” behaviour appeared to be an attempt to damage cyclist’s tyres and could potentially cause serious harm.
“We just don’t know if it could impact on a car travelling along the road, or someone could step on one and they would know about it,” he said.
Mr Standish urged anyone who might have witnessed anything suspicious around the area to contact triple zero or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.