The Hoboken Police Department has issued a warning to residents about a recent increase in bicycle thefts, offering tips about how to prevent such an act from happening.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The City of Hoboken has recently seen an increase in bicycle thefts. The thefts have been occurring in areas such as bike racks or outside residences,” the department said in a public service announcement.
“To help combat these thefts, we are asking residents to keep the bicycles inside their homes and not outside the gates or inside their garages unsecured. When leaving your residence, make sure your garage door or any other access into the building is completely closed and secured.”
Furthermore, authorities suggest using high-grade bike locks, such as U-lock, and to make sure bike owners know their serial number so that it can be tracked in case it gets stolen.
In the event someone witnesses a bike theft, they should immediately call the Hoboken police at 201-420-2100.
â€œTo help combat these thefts, we are asking residents to keep the bicycles inside their homes and not outside the gates or inside their garages unsecured.” i.e.: we are asking you to have good common sense!