Greenville police launch new program to deter bicycle theft - FOX Carolina 21

Greenville police launch new program to deter bicycle theft

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GPD officers register bikes at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 24, 2016) GPD officers register bikes at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 24, 2016)
GPD officers register bikes at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 24, 2016) GPD officers register bikes at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 24, 2016)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville Police Department has launched a new program combat bicycle theft by allowing cyclists to register their bikes.

Police said a serial number is an important piece information, because without it, identifying and recovering a stolen bicycle is almost impossible.

Police said registering bikes make them more difficult to sell and makes it easier for officers to prove that it was stolen if found in someone else’s possession. Registration info will also allow police to return bikes to their owners much faster.

Greenville police hosted a bike registration event on Saturday the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the arena on North Academy Street.

Cyclists can also register their bikes online at http://gis.greenvillesc.gov/AddressLocator/.

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