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Bike Thefts Rise

Bike Thefts Rise

Posted: May 25, 2019 3:59 PM
Updated: May 25, 2019 3:59 PM

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future. bike t"the owner of marty's cycle tells me that the kind of lock you invest in makes a huge difference. locks like these, made of chain, are a lot harder to cut through." and one medford dad has learned too well ....to lock up your bike. james says "we were pretty sure it was gone, she was varley's daughter's bike was taken from their medford neighborhood in the broad daylight... he asked for help in the jackson county scanner page....along with dozens of others. james say "a scanner group member reached out and offered her a bike because they felt really bad for her because she's only 9" although james daughter got lucky, the bike is still missing.. and this family isn't alone. 73 bikes have been reported stolen in medford in the first quarter of 2019.... more than this time last year. and one local bike shop owner, marty hammond is no stranger to theft. marty says: "we hear about probably one a day or at least every other day." marty says it's not just about investing in a good lock...it's about using in correctly. marty says "locking both wheels and the frame all at once is the best way." if you only run the lock through the wheel, marty says someone can take the frame off in less than 15 seconds. and the likelihood of that may come down to where you park it. marty says "park it in a public place usually where people are passing by. a lot of people think that if they put it somewhere where it can't be seen, it would be safer but people will be less likely to try something in the case your bike does get stolen--it's important to
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