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CRIME ALERT - Bike Thefts

The University of Pittsburgh Police have received numerous bike theft reports in this area for the months of June and July, 2014.  Most of the thefts occurred during daylight hours (10AM to 4PM). 

Description of the suspect is as follows:

A white male suspect, 6’ tall, 250-280 lbs., wearing a red shirt, black and white checkered pants, white and grey tennis shoes, and a black flat brimmed hat (with white lettering). The description has been developed from a recent theft of a bike from 3501 Fifth Avenue (BST3) bike racks. 

It is highly recommended that you DO NOT use any type of chain or cable lock, as the high majority of the bicycle theft reports indicate the usage of a cable-style lock.  It is recommended that you DO use a U-lock style lock to secure your bicycle.  REPORT any suspicious persons and/or activity near the bike racks immediately to the University of Pittsburgh Police (412-624-2121).  RECORD the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle for your personal records.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412 624 2121. (Reference report number 14-01933).

BIKE THEFT PREVENTION TIPS:

  • DO NOT use a chain or cable style bike lock to secure your bike, they are easy to cut through.
  • DO use a U-lock style lock, they are difficult to cut through.
  • RECORD the make, model, and serial number of your bike for your personal records.
  • REPORT any suspicious persons and/or activity immediately to the University of Pittsburgh Police (412-624-2121).

 

 Posted July 16, 2014

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