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Salisbury Sees Rise in Bike Thefts

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SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury Police Department is alerting the public to a recent rash of bike thefts in the city.

Officers say that over the last few months many bikes have been stolen from various neighborhoods and public places. Some of the bicycles were valued at about $500.

According to police, the department reported 43 bike thefts in the southern part of the city since mid-April.

So far, several suspects have been arrested in connection with the thefts with 10 of those arrested juveniles.

Police say residents should pay attention to their surrounding areas.

Officers suggest that you be on the look out for strangers traveling on foot or bicycle in your neighborhood.

Be cautious of groups of juveniles loitering in residential areas where they do not live and person or group traveling with extra bicycles.

Police ask that you store your bicycle in a secure place at home and lock it up if it is in the plain sight of the public.

Salisbury police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity or individuals by calling (410) 548-3165.

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