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Bike Thefts on the Rise in Tampa

Bike Thefts on the Rise in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla (970 WFLA)- The Tampa Police department says its seen an increase in bicycle thefts in the past few weeks.  Captain Rueben Delgado says its a crime of opportunity.

Most of the bikes reported stolen were not locked up.  He says bicycle theives tend to take the path of least resistance.   Delgado says it pays to register your bike with the city.  that way if they find it, they can let you know.

The areas hardest hit by recent bike thefts are the SOHO area of South Tampa and Downtown.

 

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