KSU Police Remind Students To Keep Bikes Locked

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas State Police are reminding students to keep their bikes locked up as the school year gets underway.

Students are advised to have their bike registered on campus, which is a free service that provides a tracking number to assist in the recovery process.

Officials say each year they receive anywhere from 30 to 50 reports of bike theft.

"First and foremost is get a good lock," said Support Services Captain Donald Stubbings. "We recommend the “U” type lock. The thin cable locks are easily defeated by thieves and the “U” lock is a very hard to defeat, especially the quality ones. That makes it harder for the thief to steal your bike."

Police say they were able to recover 10 stolen bikes last year.