7th Precinct Now Patrolling Citi Bike Docks to Inspect Damage or Theft

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 at 11:15 am by

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With Citi Bike corals all over the map, the constant concern, other than litigious NIMBY-ism, is frequent theft, damage, and vandalism. So much so that the 7th Precinct is reportedly allocating specific resources to regularly inspect the neighborhood docking stations.

We are told that cops have been instructed by the department to increase patrols around Citi Bike stations and inspect for damage and theft. The tipster goes on to explain that visits to each bike rack in the jurisdiction transpire daily. If there are issues, officers are required to complete a report detailing the extent of damage, and submit at the end of their shift.

“This is bullshit,” says the tipster. “Since summer started there has been an increase in violent crimes, yet cops now have to focus on Citi Bike which is not even affiliated with the city of New York but a private banking company.”

Policing the docks sounds like an impossible task.

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