Denver police: Scooter thefts rising quickly

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Locked up scooters in Denver

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DENVER -- There have been more than 50 reports of stolen scooters in Denver, according to police, a statistic that's up from 36 during the same time last year.

“We just want the crooks to know we do have bait scooters out there, which we can track,” Doug Schepman said. “We are just encouraging owners to make sure to lock them up and keep the [Vehicle Identification Number] handy if and when yours might turn up stolen.”

Dave Howard of Scootours Rentals said in three years he hasn’t lost a scooter.

“I make sure we use big, heavy duty locks, which are hard to break and seem to work,” Howard said. “If you want to hang on to your scooter, lock it up."

Riders echo those thoughts. Lock them up even if they are inside a locked yard gate or put them in the garage with a lock on them.

If you see anyone tampering with a scooter that they don’t look like they own, call police.

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