January 22, 2021

Bicycle theft increasing in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety & Security has reported a rise in bicycle theft on campus since the end of August.

For many, bicycles serve as the primary mode of transportation on the expansive campus, and DPSS is urging community members to register their bikes.

“We strongly encourage all members of our community who have a bicycle to take advantage of our registration program,” UMPD Lt. Paul DeRidder said in a statement. “If the bike is registered in our database, we can return it to its rightful owner if recovered from a resale or pawn shop.”

“Leaving your bike out without a lock, or with a cheap cable lock, is basically asking for it to get stolen,” U-M student Adam Kucharczyk said in a statement on DPSS’ website after he lost his bike.

While investigations into several thefts are ongoing, DPSS released this list

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