Bicycle thefts increased on campus

Chris Carter

Reported bicycle thefts increased in frequency at Georgia Southern University this semester, continuing the annual spike in bike thefts on campus.

“Usually, the first couple months of fall semester is always our largest amount of bicycles that are stolen,” said Lt. Chris McBride of the GS Public Safety Department’s criminal investigations division.

Public Safety recommends students improve their bicycle security by using U-locks. They advise students to never leave bikes without any kind of lock.

According to McBride, Public Safety asks for descriptions of stolen bikes, including make, model, serial number, and color.

Cases of bicycle thefts are taken seriously by the Department of Public Safety, and some of the perpetrators have been caught.