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Police Looking to Auction Off Abandoned Bikes

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

With such pleasant weather outside, many of us are enjoying riding our bicycles outside.

But Quincy police officers say to make sure you lock your bicycle up to keep them from being stolen.

Officer Craig Hufford says they pick up abandoned or stolen bicycles every day and bring them back to the station. He says anyone who has had their bike stolen can periodically check to see if it's been recovered by police, but he says only around a quarter of people are reunited with their stolen property.

He says knowing some important information about your bike can make it easier to track down. "A lot of people don't write down their serial numbers, so my best advice is to write that down, keep that at a safe place at home, that way if it is stolen you can come down here, and we can determine whether it's yours or not," he says.

Three times a year, the Quincy Police Department auctions off bikes that they have had in their possession that have not been claimed. Officers say they have their next auction on October 16th.

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