TRUCKEE, Calif. — Over the last three weeks, the town has seen a rise in bike thefts, officials said Monday.
While there is not a direct pattern — some were from homes, some from parking lots, others off vehicles — most have involved more expensive bikes being stolen, according to a Truckee Police Department statement.
“The thieves have cut cables on bikes locked to vehicle racks, taken bikes from porches and taken a bike from an unlocked garage,” officers said. “Truckee Police always recommends using a high quality bike lock, securing the bike in a well lit location and recording the serial numbers on the bike.”
In most thefts, owners did not record serial numbers, according to TPD, meaning even if another agency located the bike, finding the owner would be “difficult if not impossible.”
Residents are encouraged to report seeing suspicious people who are loitering in parking lots or other unusual places.
The public can call 911, use the non-emergency police line at 530-550-2320 or submit an online tip through Nixle at townoftruckee.com/departments/police.