EGPD issues advisory after locating several unreported stolen bicycles



November 15, 2018 |  

From the Elk Grove Police Department | 


Recently officers have recovered a large number of abandoned bicycles around Elk Grove. Most of the bicycles were not reported stolen and we are unable to return them to their owners. We have seen an uptick in bicycle thefts recently and here are a few tips to prevent your bicycle from being taken.

• Use a U-Lock instead of a cable lock. U-Locks are solid steel and are very hard to cut. Cable locks can be cut easily.

• Don’t secure your bike with a cheap lock.
• Always secure your bike to a bike rack or solid object. Secure both wheels and frame.
• Remember that locks are only a deterrent.
• If it can be removed, it can be stolen! Quick release tires and adjustable bicycle seats are good examples of parts that are stolen easily.
• Engrave identifying markings on anything removable to aid in recovery, but better to secure your bicycle parts so that they cannot be removed easily.
• Keep a record of your bike’s serial number.

If your bicycle is stolen, report the incident to the police immediately. This helps you get your bicycle back if it is recovered by a law enforcement agency.













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