Release Date: September 21st, 2020 - 12:00pm
Originator: D/Sergeant, Jared McLeod, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2385
Contact: D/Constable, Matt Spina, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2338
Halton Police are advising the public that there is an increase in bicycle thefts in the City of Burlington over the past few months.
Theft of bicycles continues to be a concern in Burlington and Halton Police would like to remind the public to ensure their bicycles are locked up when they are left unattended.
Police also encourage citizens to report any suspicious persons.
Locations that have been targeted by bike thieves:
Police are reminding the public of the following prevention tips:
Halton Police have made a number of arrests after bicycles have been stolen in Burlington over the past few months and will continue to target these crimes of opportunity. Community safety is a shared responsibility. If you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please report it immediately.
Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Matt Spina of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2338.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law