The Saskatoon Police Service would like to remind citizens of the importance of record-ing serial numbers, specifically bicycles, in order to claim lost or stolen property that has been recovered by Police through an awareness campaign called #GetMyBikeBack.
Through the #GetMyBikeBack awareness campaign, Police are encouraging people to take a picture of the serial number for their records. In the event the bike is stolen and recovered, Police will then be able to return the bicycle to its rightful owner.
“These days, everyone has their phone either on them or within reach, so we’re encouraging people to snap a quick photo of the bike’s serial number,” says East Di-vision Inspector, Patrick Nogier. “It’s an easy and convenient way to keep a record so that in the event your bike is stolen, that serial number is easily accessible to provide to Police.”
Police are also working with local cycling businesses to encourage persons purchasing bicycles to take a picture of the serial number before they leave the stores.
Bike theft continues to be a problem in Saskatoon and is often linked to residential Break & Enters and Possession of Stolen Property.
The bicycles that are recovered but un-claimed are auctioned off at various times throughout the year. Last year there were over 550 bicycles that were recovered by Police that went to auction.
Saskatoon Police Service
76-25th St E., Saskatoon, SK S7K 3R6