UMPD seeks owners of stolen bicycles after two suspects arrested

student riding a bike

After receiving reports of bicycle theft, a University of Michigan Police Department investigation ultimately led to the arrest of two adults for bicycle larceny. On May 19, 2018, officers recovered three confirmed stolen bicycles as well as five suspected stolen bicycles. The value of the stolen bicycles was estimated at $2,000-3,000.

UMPD is still in search of the owners of six bicycles. If you believe your bicycle was stolen around May 19, 2018, contact UMPD Evidence and Records unit at (734)763-3434 in attempt to identify your property.

Bicycles are frequent targets for theft on college campuses. To help protect your property, we suggest you take the following steps:

  • Register your bicycle. Registering your bike (or personal electronics such as a laptop) with the UMPD can help deter theft and assist in the recovery of stolen property.
  • Invest in a quality lock. We suggest using a hardened steel U-lock with a double-lock mechanism. Avoid cable locks, which are easy to cut through.
  • Know the right way to use your lock. When locking your bike to a rack, secure it through the frame and at least one of the wheels.
  • Secure or remove expensive bike accessories. This included seats, bags, bottles, lights or GPS tracking devices.

For more bicycle safety and security information, visit the DPSS website.