EKU police warn students of spike in bike thefts

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – EKU Police Chief Brian Mullins is warning students of incidents of bike thefts from campus.

While the Chief says several of the bikes were later been found abandoned on campus, he also is offering tips on how students can protect their bicycles.

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He offers the following tips:

  • Record the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle and store this information in a safe place.
  • Save all receipts involving the purchase of your bicycle and equipment.
  • Lock your bicycle in a bicycle rack that is in a well lit area. Do not lock your bicycle to trees, fences, sign posts, etc.
  • Lock your bicycle using a “U” style lock. Cables and padlocks are easily defeated with bolt cutters.
  • Report any suspicious persons around bicycle racks immediately to the EKU Police Department at (859) 622-1111.
  • Download the free LiveSafe app at http://publicsafety.eku.edu/livesafe-mobile-safety-app to report suspicious activity with picture, audio, or video.
  • If your bicycle gets stolen, report it immediately.

These tips are also available at http://police.eku.edu/bicycle-theft.