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A photo can frame a bike thief

Register details of your bike before it’s stolen or lost

Post Date:08/20/2014 2:43 PM

Media Contacts:
Amanda Nelson, Public Information Officer
480-350-2707
Amanda_Nelson@tempe.gov

Lt. Mike Pooley
480-858-6087
Michael_pooley@tempe.gov

A photo of your bike can provide Tempe Police a more complete picture of ownership if the bike is stolen or lost.  By having a picture of your bike as well as providing other unique identifying information through Tempe’s free bike registry program, your chances of getting back your property can be greatly improved.

Along with Tempe’s reputation as a great bicycling town come the thieves who take advantage of a high number of unsecured bikes.  Being able to match bike to owner can help prosecute the person who stole it.

Tempe residents can fill out a registration form on-line by visiting tempe.gov/registeryourbike. The form can also be completed in-person at one of three Tempe locations: Police Department Headquarters, 120 E. Fifth St.; Apache Police Substation, 1855 E. Apache Blvd.; or Hardy Police Substation, 8201 S. Hardy Drive.

The registration form asks for your name, phone number, street address and email address; make, model, serial number and color of the bicycle; and any other recognizable identifiers. Be sure to include a photo.

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