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Salisbury Police Department Reports Increase in Bicycle Thefts

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury Police Department is reporting a notable increase in bicycle thefts over the last few months.

According to the Salisbury Police Department, there have been bike thefts in clusters around student housing areas near S. Division Street and Smith Street.  Police also say they are seeing bicycles disappear in residential areas in the Princeton Homes, Presidents' and Camden neighborhoods.  

Police say they have arrested 13 suspects linked to the bicycle thefts, they say 10 of them are juveniles. Salisbury Police say most often the suspects committed the crimes in groups of two or more people.  

The Salisbury Police Department is asking the public to pay close attention to:

- strangers traveling on foot or bicycle in groups
- groups of juveniles loitering in residential areas where they do not live
- a person or group traveling with extra bicycles

Police are also suggesting residents secure bicycles and other valuable property out of sight and with locks when possible.

If you notice suspicious activity call the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165.

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