On the morning of July 25, a Clarington resident on his way to work discovered that his $2,000 racing bicycle had been stolen from the back of his vehicle that was parked in his garage. The man arrived home on the night of July 24 and parked in his garage, and thought he had closed his automatic garage door opener. In the morning, realizing he had left the garage open all night, he immediately checked to see if anything was missing, before finally discovering that his bike had been taken from the back of his car. The bike is described as a black, 12-speed men’s Roubaix C2.
Bike theft incidents such as this happen much more frequently during the summer months. The Durham Regional Police are reminding residents to be mindful of leaving bicycles or any other property in a vulnerable position.
By taking preventative measures, residents can decrease the chances of having their property stolen. Some tips to keep in mind include:
• Keep your bicycle locked, even if it’s in a garage or on a porch
• Lock at least one wheel, and the frame to the rack or object
• Invest in a strong, hardened steel U-lock, or chain
• Lock to an immovable object that is securely bolted to the ground
• Avoid locking to materials that can be cut, like wire fencing or wooden railings
• Keep a copy of the receipt, serial number and a picture of the bike at home
Anyone with information about the missing bike is asked to contact D/Sgt Hutchinson at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1611.
Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
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