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