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Police Warning Public About Increase In E-bike and Scooter Thefts

Scooter Thefts

Vancouver Police have issued a public warning about an increase in e-bike and scooter thefts.

“Warm weather and expensive gas means more people are choosing alternative ways to get around,” says Constable Steve Addison, VPD.


According to police, Scooters and electric bikes accounted for more than 20% of all vehicles stolen in Vancouver between May 5th and June 1st.

Likewise, in just May alone, thirteen gas-powered scooters were stolen in Vancouver.

With this in mind, here are some tips to keep in mind to avoid e-bike and scooter thefts:

  1. Lock your scooter to a fixture so it can’t be easily lifted and carried away.
  2. Use a disc brake locking mechanism to prevent it from being rolled away.
  3. Don’t leave your spare key anywhere on the bike, including in the storage compartment under the seat.
  4. Use the handlebar locking mechanism and factory alarm.
  5. Park in populated, well-lit areas to deter thieves.


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