[Photo from June by Derek Berg]
More people are stealing Citi Bikes, according to the Post today.
The number of Citi Bikes stolen from docking stations and off the street has skyrocketed this year compared with 2014, with a 100 percent jump in Manhattan.
So far this year, 476 Citi Bikes have been stolen throughout the city, compared with 300 in 2014, an increase of nearly 60 percent.
There are also more bikes in circulation… anyway, according to Post:
Many riders fail to dock their bikes properly or leave them sitting on the street while they run an errand. And that’s when thieves most often strike.
“Some dope with a Citi Bike leaves it unattended while going into a store or something, and a perp comes up and steals it,” a police source said.
So, as a reminder, don't leave the bikes unattended. Or put them on a fence.