Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thieves Target Downtown Bikes

Expensive bikes have been disappearing from downtown Indianapolis even though they've been locked up, reports IBJ.com.

Police say at least five locked bikes have been stolen in a small area of downtown near Massachusetts Avenue in the past 10 days. Two of the theft victims lost bikes worth $1,800 to $2,000.

An employee at Bicycle Garage Indy in the downtown Indy Bike Hub said the thieves are targeting high-end bikes. He said the thieves are using cable cutters to defeat the bike locks. He recommended riders who leave their bikes unattended in public places invest in a rigid metal u-lock, which is more secure.

(Photo by Marta Juez)

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