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Within the past thirty days, there have been approximately 16 bicycle thefts on campus. Five arrests have been made. One suspect was arrested twice for two separate incidents and three bicycles have been recovered. We are currently attempting to identify seven suspects from multiple incidents.

All bicycles involved were either not secured or secured with cable locks. Locks were easily defeated by tool cutting cables or brute force to the locking mechanism. There are no bicycles reported stolen when utilizing a U-Lock.

All thefts reported are occurring at resident halls near Tulane/Taft, Legacy Park and the Conference Center. The target seems to be residence hall bicycle racks.

The best way to protect your bike is to have a good U-lock. Cable locks are easily cut and are highly discouraged. You should always use a U-lock to secure your frame, and a cable to protect your wheels, if desired. For more information on bicycle theft prevention, please visit our website

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. When you see suspicious activity, contact your local police department or call 9-1-1. Together we can make a difference in our community.

UL Police Department