Spate of bicycle thefts reported |

Spate of bicycle thefts reported

Aspen police are advising bicyclists to take precautions in light of a rash of recent bike thefts.

Police have received 10 reports of stolen bikes since the first of September, according to Officer Brian Heeney. Most of the bikes that have been swiped are “high-end mountain bikes, with some type of suspension,” he said.

About half the bikes were taken even though they were locked up, Heeney added.

“We usually get a wave of bike thefts at one point or another, but between July and August, 10 is about as many as we had taken,” he said. “There were so many people in and out of town this weekend, that that could have been a reason for the recent wave.”

“How much is your bike worth?” Heeney asked rhetorically. “Well, would you leave that amount of cash on the street unsecured?”

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