Something of yours has been stolen?
- Contact Protection Services immediately at #5499 on the Mitel phones or (613) 562-5499 from normal phone
- A Protection Officer may be sent to further investigate
- Inform your CA
Simple tips to prevent theft:
- Always lock your room when you leave, even if you’re just planning to be gone a minute.
- Don’t leave your laundry unattended
- Put your name on any food you leave in shared fridges
- Get your laptop registered through Protection Services. A metal plate will be affixed that helps deter theft and identify the owner if it is stolen. Stop Theft
- Report any suspicious-looking strangers to your CA. If you feel comfortable, approach them and ask who they are.
- Keep public lounges or kitchens locked at all times.
- Always lock your bike with two quality locks; use a U-lock and a cable lock.
Using the U-lock, lock the frame of your bike to the bicycle rack and with a long cable lock “intertwine” the cable lock to the bike frame, wheels and bike rack.
- By using more than one style of lock, it will take thieves two types of tools and twice as much time to steal your bike.
- If possible, also remove the seat of your bike. Without a bike seat, thieves won’t be able to make a quick escape and ride away on your bike.
- Remove all quick release items and bring them with you.
- As proof of purchase in case of theft, save your receipt and serial number, also take a picture of your bike. If your bike is stolen and then recovered, the return process will be easier.
- Personalize your bike (with stickers, for example) so it’s less attractive to thieves.
- Register your bike with Operation Identification at Community Protection (Room 02A of the University Centre). Again, if your bike is stolen and then recovered we will be able to contact you much sooner.
- Keep an eye out for suspicious or unusual activity and report it to Protection Services at 141 Louis-Pasteur or by calling 613-562-5499.
- Never leave your bike unlocked or unattended, even for “just a minute”. It only takes a minute to steal a locked bike; unlocked bikes are irresistible to opportunistic thieves.
- Never lock your bike by the front wheel only. It will be too easy to steal. The above picture says it all!
- Always lock your bike to a bicycle rack and never to a pole, tree or railing as it will be easy to steal. Bikes not parked at a bicycle rack or bikes obstructing pedestrians and wheelchair accessibility are subject to removal at the owner’s expense.
- More than 92% of all bikes stolen on campus were locked with a cable or chain lock. Following our first recommendation (in the “Do this” column) will considerably increase your chances of keeping your bike.
Bicycle theft is a common crime committed on our campus. There are things you can do to help prevent your bicycle from being stolen. You can play an active role to help decrease its occurrence on our grounds. The idea is simple: theft is a crime of opportunity. Thieves will use any chance that is given to them: valuable bikes poorly secured represent an interesting and profitable opportunity to make a quick buck on the black market!
Don't offer an opportunity to thieves!
TO PREVENT THIS:
You may also want to use the secure bike parking
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