Police use technology, bike decoys, to fight bicycle thieves

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DENVER — Police say that about one-half of the people who ride their bikes this summer will have them stolen.

But there is a new program that police hope will reduce the high number of bicycle thefts.

Officers are planting GPS devices in decoy bikes and leaving them around the city. When a thief steals one, police track the criminal down.

And while officers crackdown on thefts, experts still say investing in a good lock can go a long way to stopping a bike thief.

“Just make sure your better locked up than the one next to you or at least less attractive than the one next to you,” Peter Roper of the Denver Bicycle Café said.


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