Bike theft & What You Need to Know
What do I do if my bike has been stolen?
If your bicycle has been stolen in the City of Long Beach, please follow this link to LBPD’s Online Police Reporting System. Be sure to add a photo and the serial number for your bike. If you do not have the serial number, you can try calling the bike shop where you purchased it to see if they have the number on record. These proofs of ownership are the best way (and in most cases the only way) to retrieve a stolen bike.
Tips for Theft Prevention:
- Lock it even when it is in your garage. Many garages are easy to break into and your bike is a great target.
- Register/engrave your bike: We no longer require bike licenses in Long Beach, but that does not mean that your bike should go unregistered or without some means to identify it as yours.
- Register your bike on the National Bike Registry. They will send you a tamper-resistant NBR label. If you bike is stolen and recovered, no matter where, it can be returned to you.
- The police recommend engraving your Driver’s License number on your bike. Any police department can track down the owner and the address with this information.