BOULDER - Less than a month since the semester began at University of Colorado-Boulder, thieves have made off with dozens of bicycles belonging to students, according to campus police.
CU-Boulder police say students reported 43 bikes as stolen during the first three weeks of the school year. By comparison, fewer than 10 bike thefts were reported during the same time period in the previous two years. Bike thefts remain the number one crime on campus, according to a news release from the department.
Most of the thefts happened at bike racks near residence halls. Public information officer Scott Pribble says he suspects thieves are becoming more brazen. Surveillance video shows a recent bike theft on campus that happened midday.
Police want students to take more precautions when locking their bikes. They recommend students use a U-lock, because they're more difficult to break than cable locks. The Environmental Center on campus offers them for free.
Students can also register their bikes for free at the CU Bike Station. Police also ask they report a theft immediately, either by calling CUPD at (303)492-6666 or reporting it online.
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