Over the past couple of weeks several bicycles are being stolen daily from the University grounds. There doesn’t seem to be a pattern at this time and while some are stolen from areas around residences, others are being taken from various locations around campus. Generally the chain holding the bicycle is cut with a bolt cutter but those secured with a U lock seem to be avoided. Campus Police request campus members to watch for anyone acting suspiciously around the bike racks and call 911 from a campus phone or 519.661.3300 from a cell phone if you are suspicious of an individual’s intentions. From past history, those stealing the bikes are not from campus and the bicycles are sold elsewhere in the city, often after trading parts with other bikes.
For those wishing to improve security of their bike please contact Parking Services for a ‘secure’ locker. The lockers are $10 per month, are at various locations, and can be rented in 4 month blocks.