Police warn students to lock bikes

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 13, 2011 7:20 AM

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University of Iowa police are urging students to lock their bikes following recent reports of stolen bicycles.

According to a news release from the UI police, police took four reports of bike theft in recent days. The release said the suspects are stealing higher-priced bikes.

UI police Associate Director David Visin said the alleged bike thieves are not leaving the bike locks, so it is unclear how the bikes are being stolen.

He said the bikes being stolen are most likely locked with cheaper chain-type locks.

“We encourage people to spend as much as they are able to on the lock,” Visin said, suggesting students use a U-bolt.

The release said most thefts took place at the West Campus bike racks.

— by Hayley Bruce

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