Bicycle Theft Prevention Suggestions —

BPD Public Security Reminder: With extra bikes out and about as we strategy this fall season, there are larger alternatives for thefts to happen. Please assessment the next security suggestions to make sure you don’t grow to be a sufferer of a bicycle theft:

  • Get a U Lock to your bike. The overwhelming majority of stolen bikes are locked with a cable or chain, or weren’t locked in any respect. The least costly U-lock is best than one of the best chain.

  • A motorbike being unlocked is an even bigger think about whether or not it will get stolen than how costly the bike is.

  • Most bikes which are stolen have been left unlocked “only for a minute”

  • Lock the entrance wheel to the body, should you can lock it to one thing.

  • Don’t use parking meters or signal polls as a result of the bikes can simply be lifted over and brought away in seconds.

  • Keep away from parking  your bike in a single day in public if it may be prevented.

  • Take an image of your bike to assist establish it whether it is stolen.

  • Write down your bike serial quantity and etch your driver’s license quantity 2 locations in your bike. Utilizing the driving force’s license quantity will drastically help police in restoration of stolen bikes.

  • Stolen bicycles in contrast to motor automobiles are extraordinarily troublesome for police to recuperate. Verify with the BPD warehouse and ask to take a look at confiscated bikes.

  • Most bicycle recoveries have been initiated by the sufferer as a result of they’ve noticed it getting used within the neighborhood, marketed on-line or being bought at a second hand bike store.