In an effort to combat bike theft in the capital region, Victoria police are once again urging citizens to register their bikes with the police bike registry.
The registry helps officers reunite found or seized bikes with their rightful owners. So far this year, there have been 123 stolen bikes reported to police. That’s up from 112 in 2016 and down from the 141 stolen during the same time period in 2015.
Registering a bike with the VicPD Bike Registry must be done in person at community events, police headquarters or the Esquimalt Public Safety Building.
Participants fill out a form with their contact information, bike serial number and description. For more information visit vicpd.ca/bike-registry.