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String of bike thefts hits Downtown parking garages, police say

String of bike thefts hits Downtown parking garages, police say

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Racks of refurbished bikes, available for purchase, are displayed in the window of Madison Bicycle Center.

Over a dozen people have had their bikes stolen from Downtown apartment parking garages since August, Madison police said. 

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An uptick in stolen bikes started in mid-October, Sgt. Scott Reitmeier said. There is not a certain time of day the bikes are being stolen, Reitmeier added, but the bikes have had their locks broken and a variety of bikes have been taken.

Police are specifically trying to locate a trike bike stolen from a disabled woman, Reitmeier said. The bike is an Ice Adventure Trike Bike with a mid-drive power motor, black seat and two bags mounted on the rear. 

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A photo of a trike bike stolen from a disabled woman in a series of Downtown bike thefts.

Police asked anyone with information to contact police at 608-255-2345, or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or

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