OCEAN CITY — Seventy-eight bicycles have been reported stolen from various areas of the resort between May and July, resort police say. Police said a majority of these thefts were reported from the southern end of the town. Other thefts were reported from Caine Woods area (5), 94th Street area (7) and 120th Street area (9), police said. The thefts were reported between May 15 and July 28 and in most incidents, the bicycles were not properly secured, police said.
Many were left in yards, on porches, automobile racks, or in unlocked bike racks.
Police are urging people to ensure their bicycles are properly locked. Ocean City residents can also register their bikes at no cost with the police department and details about this program are available online at www.ocpdmd.com
Police said their investigations are hampered by owners who do not know the serial numbers of their bikes making it difficult for officers to try and trace the bikes through the National Crime Information Center database.
Anyone with information on the bicycle thefts is asked to contact the OCPD Criminal Investigation Division at 410-723-6604, or Police at 14 Division in Toronto, Canada