T police warn of Orange Line bike thefts

September 13, 2012
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A rash of bicycle thefts is hitting the MBTA Orange Line stations in Jamaica Plain, according to the MBTA Transit Police.

“They’re stealing these bikes in less than two minutes,” said Transit Police Lt. Stephen Salisbury of the thieves. The Transit Police have some suspects in the ongoing thefts, he added.

The Transit Police have the following anti-theft tips for bike commuters:

  • Lock your bike to a rack with a U-shaped metal lock. Avoid cable locks, which are easily cut by thieves.
  • Make sure the lock goes through both the frame and the wheel of the bike.
  • Do not leave bikes at T stations overnight if possible.
  • Use the special bike storage cage at the Forest Hills T Station.

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