Seal Beach police donated money to buy a new bicycle and helmet for the victim when the originals were damaged during the robbery.
Bike theft is a huge problem for civilians, but for police, recovered bikes present a bigger problem with storage space.
An agenda item requesting the city attorney to draft an ordinance restricting the dismantling, reassembling, selling and offering for sale multiple bikes and bike parts in public spaces throughout the city will be brought to Long Beach City Council on Tuesday.
A Long Beach woman’s bike was stolen in Belmont Shore Wednesday morning after a man allegedly clipped the lock.
Long Beach police arrested a man attempting to steal a locked bicycle with a shovel near Bluff Park Wednesday, authorities said. Bike thefts in the city, particularly near the beach path, are not a rare occurrence; the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) 2016 crime statistics show the city has seen 167 bike thefts between January and April of this year.
A man who allegedly stole items from a vehicle immediately after it was involved in a crash near Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) on Tuesday was also found in possession of several tools consistent with bike thefts, university police reported.