Monday, August 22, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, August 22, 2016

 
Bicycle Theft  Awareness/Prevention: 'Lock it, or lose it'
Cycling has gained tremendous popularity. Whether for fitness, economical or environmental reasons, cycling has great benefits.

The Winnipeg Police Service offers tips to mitigate the risk of someone stealing your bicycle, increasing the chances of recovery, and arresting the perpetrator responsible.

- Record your serial number - typically on the underside of your pedal (crank) shaft. Keep this number in a safe place

- Register It– Community Services with the City of Winnipeg. Other internet web-sites, and bike shops offer registration as well

- Secure It– the best way to protect yourself against bike theft is to park your bike in a secure bike parking facility. Other good choices include monitored parking facilities and locations, and high-visibility racks along retail store-fronts

- Lock it Well – prevent bike theft with good locking techniques

- Use 2 Locks – invest in a U-lock and a cable lock, and use both whenever possible   

- Report it– if your bike is stolen, report it to your local police ASAP. It's your best chance for safe return

- Broadcast It- post a photo and details of your bike on Facebook, Twitter, Kijiji and Instagram increase the chance of recovery

- Look for It- watch online marketplaces, and report or flag suspicious listings 

 

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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