Greenwich police: Rash of bike and motor scooter thefts reported at train stations

Greenwich police are urging owners to lock up their bikes and scooters when they are left at train stations.

Greenwich police are urging owners to lock up their bikes and scooters when they are left at train stations.

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GREENWICH — As commuters return to the local train stations in growing numbers, more and more bikes and mopeds are being reported stolen to the Greenwich police.

Officers received a report of a stolen motor scooter at the Old Greenwich train station this week, the second theft of its kind this summer, police said. Like the thefts of cars in the community, the problem can be remedied with simple security measures, according to police.

“We are investigating these crimes and have extra patrols in the area. We are asking resident to lock up their bikes and scooters when left at the train stations. Thefts like this continue to be a problem in the Fairfield and Westchester counties,” police Capt. Mark Zuccerella said.

Police have received regular reports about stolen bikes at the Metro-North train stations in town in recent years, but there appears to be a spike in thefts this summer, authorities said. The Old Greenwich station was regularly the scene of bike thefts, while they were also reported at Riverside and Cos Cob stations, according to police.

rmarchant@greenwichtime.com