MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As spring arrives early to the Twin Cities, Minneapolis Police are reporting an uptick in bicycle thefts in the city’s 3rd Precinct.

In recent weeks, police said 11 bicycle thefts have been reported. The actual number is likely higher, police said, since many thefts go unreported.

The 3rd Precinct most of the area of Minneapolis south of Interstate 94 and east of Interstate 35W. It includes the Longfellow and Nokomis neighborhoods.

“Many bicycles are taken from unlocked garages or when the doors are left open,” police advised. “Keep you garage closed and locked.”

Police also informed that anyone seeking information about stolen bicycles, and wanting to check to see if they’ve been retrieved, can contact the Property and Evidence Room at 612-673-2932.

Comments (5)
  1. Rube says:

    Minneapolis will now probably get another 3 Million for the Dept of Commerece for bicycle theft prevention.

    1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

      Theft prevention would fall under the Department of Justice.

  2. biker says:

    I’ve noticed some bikes were wrecked while they were chained at various bike racks also.

  3. Brett says:

    No way…. Say it ain’t so. I thought that Mpls was one of the more “bike friendly” cities in the nation, and now, THIS?? What’s the penalty for stealing a bike in MN these days??

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