Bicycle Thefts Remain High


Champaign IL – Bicycle thefts remain on the rise in Champaign, causing one local scrap yard to create a new policy.


Marco Steel Supply and Scrap Company said it will no longer make bike purchases unless sellers are able to prove ownership. The company said they receive to many calls for stolen bike information, and too many chopped bikes to monitor.


The company will buy bikes from dealers or companies. Bike parts are purchased for about 9 cents per pound.

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