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Motorcycle Thefts Up In Fayetteville

Posted September 27, 2002 9:23 a.m. EDT

— According to Fayetteville police, more than 100 motorcycles have been stolen in the city since the beginning of the year, a big increase over past years.

Police said most of the thefts are taking place at apartment complexes and the majority of the theft victims are military members living near Fort Bragg.

In many cases, police said it takes more than one person to take a motorcycle and load it onto the back of a truck.

"We're asking people to secure your bike and find a good place to chain it up. Chain it to something tight," said Lt. Michael Calfee of the Fayetteville Police Department.

In some cases, police said thieves have used heavy-duty bolt cutters to break through locks and chains.