Bike thefts mar period of low crime

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Three bicycles have been stolen from students since the start of the academic year. Two of the bikes were taken while their owners briefly entered a building, while the third was locked. “It’s hard to recover the stolen property in cases like this because there are rarely any useful witnesses. We’ve informed the police and hopefully something will turn up,” said Director of Public Safety Owen Redgrave. Other than the bike thefts, there has been little on-campus crime this year aside from people leaving things lying around and coming back to find that they have mysteriously disappeared. “The easiest way to avoid crime is to always keep your valuables with you or out of sight,” noted Redgrave. Students who wish to engrave their name into their items can stop by Public Safety to borrow an engraver.

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