Leander police using bike patrols to combat construction site thefts

Leander PD Facebook post.

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — To combat a recent spike of stolen items at construction sites in Leander, the police department is turning to bicycle patrols. Thieves are stealing tools, plywood, compressors and even a trailer full of tools.

The Leander police currently has two bike officer patrolling in the evenings.

To get the word out about the patrols, the Leander PD posted a photo on social media stating they’re using bikes with a ‘cloaking device.’ Lt. Derral Partin says it was a joke but the thefts are a serious problem. He says the bike officers can maneuver around the construction site better than patrol vehicles.

If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, you are asked to call LPD at 512-528-2800.

 

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