Bicycle theft

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See Bicycle Thieves for the 1948 Italian film.

Bicycle theft is the crime of stealing or attempting to steal a bicycle.

List of secure bicycle parking areas[edit]

Sucker pole[edit]

A sucker pole is a pole that appears to be safe to lock a bike to, but can easily be dismantled by bicycle thieves. It may be a sign, fence, or bike rack that ends in the ground or pavement; according to Cyclelicious, such poles are never secured to the base, making vehicles attached to them easy targets.[1] In Chicago, 252 bicycles were stolen in in this manner in 2012.[2] Another source says thieves can easily take the parked bike in as little as "10 seconds", in plain view and broad daylight.[3]

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