Bait bike program expands

In an effort to crack down on the increasing number of bike thefts, the Victoria police will be expanding its bait bike program.

  • Dec. 9, 2016 5:00 p.m.

In an effort to crack down on the increasing number of bike thefts in the city, the Victoria police will be expanding its bait bike program following the success of a pilot program.

The program focuses on using GPS technology attached to a locked bike in areas experiencing a high rate of bike theft. On the second deployment, the bait bike was stolen and a prolific bike thief was quickly apprehended and charged.

The program is now  being expanded with four more bikes and tracking units, including an E-bike.

Acting chief Del Manak said officers are regularly seizing stolen bikes worth $4,000 that people have bought on the street for $50.

Police have identified a group of about 10 people in the city as prolific bike thieves, and encourage citizens to register their bikes through the department’s registry.



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