University Police officers are investigating multiple bicycle thefts on campus, including three reports on Monday. The three thefts were in residential area bike racks — Palmitas Residence Hall (57), the Residential Suites and the University Village.
Bicycles locked with cables have been targeted. In recent cases, bolt cutters were used to cut through cable locks.
Police strongly recommend using U locks or bar locks as a theft prevention measure. Although more costly, these lock types are much less vulnerable, according to police.
Bicycle owners should record their bicycle’s serial number, make/model, a photo, and a list of unique or distinguishing features that may aid in recovery. Owners may register their bikes with the University Police Department in Building 109, located at the southeast corner of the parking structure.
The campus community should be vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity to University Police immediately. Dial 911 from any campus phone or Code Blue Box. Or, dial (909) 869-3070 if using a cell phone. (911 calls from cell phones are routed to the CHP.)