Lock It or Lose It: Police Offer Tips to Prevent Bike Theft

Lock It or Lose It: Police Offer Tips to Prevent Bike Theft

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WINNIPEG — It’s almost daily that you spot a ‘stolen bike’ post on social media, so Winnipeg police have some tips on keeping your bicycle out of the hands of criminals.

Police were at Mountain Equipment Co-op on Monday addressing the media, outlining several ways cyclists can prevent themselves from being a victim of theft.

Recording your bike’s serial number and registering it with the city is the first step to consider.

Police also suggest parking your bike in a well-lit area, and along high-visibility routes, such as along a retail storefront location.

Using two locks is better than one, so police say to invest in a U-lock and a cable lock, using both whenever possible.

Should your bike still become stolen, police say to report it ASAP to your local detachment. Broadcasting the theft on social media and keeping an eye out on online marketplaces is your next move. Suspicious listings of items should be flagged and reported to the website.

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