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Police are investigating bicycle thefts from the University of Adelaide

SA POlice Media Alert

Not on your bike!

Police are investigating a spate of bicycle thefts from the grounds of University of Adelaide; 14 bikes have been stolen in the last month with seven thefts occurring within the last week.

Police are asking people to keep a look out for anyone acting suspiciously around bicycle parking, especially around the university grounds.

Police remind bicycle owners to mark their property. It is harder for thieves to sell property marked with personal identification, and when stolen property is recovered, it's easier to claim items.

Always report a theft  to police as soon as possible and provide as much information as possible.

Keep your bicycle safe this summer by following a few basic steps;

  • Take a photo of your bike   
  • Engrave your driver's license number or name on it, or mark with an ultra-violet pen or Datadot. Include accessories such as pumps and helmets
  • Make a note of the serial number and purchase date
  • Use a good quality bike lock. Lock the bike to something that cannot be removed or lifted over.  
  • Use a public or a designated bike rack and lock the frame and wheels to the parking rail; particularly important if your wheels have quick release mechanisms.
  • Leave your bike in a place that is in full view and/or well lit.
  • Ensure the bicycle is secure whenever you leave it, even for a short time
  • Remove items of equipment that could be easily taken, such as helmets
  • Don't leave your bike unattended overnight

Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through the website www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au  

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Dated - 30.10.2012

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