Halifax Regional Police is reminding cyclists to secure their bicycles following a number of thefts in Halifax.
Since June 1, HRP has received 30 reports of bicycles being stolen in Halifax. Some of the thefts have occurred around public buildings (hospitals) and businesses (hotels and universities).
Constable Shawn Currie, Community Response Officer, reminds cyclists of the following bicycle security tips:
- Secure your ride by using a quality lock.
- When securing it, lock the frame of the bike (not just the wheel) to a sturdy and secure object such as a bike rack or fence post. Avoid locking it to a chain link fence or other object that could be easily cut and also to objects from which the bike and lock can be moved with ease, such as a parking meter as the bike and lock could be lifted up and over it.
- If possible, lock your bike in a well-lit, well-travelled area.
- If your bike is stolen, report the theft to the police immediately. Be able to fully describe your bike, including the serial number, make, model, speed, colour and any distinguishing markings.