Mission Division has seen a spike in bicycle thefts recently. These have mainly occurred in the area of Van Nuys Bl & Roscoe Bl at the Panorama Mall. In most cases the bikes are locked to a bike rack. It is a good idea to invest in a heavy duty U-lock for one’s bike. Although no lock is cut proof 100%, U-Locks are very difficult to cut and take apart compared to the basic chain lock which can be cut with heavy chain cutters.
There are many types of heavy duty bike locks out there for one to purchase. It all depends on the bike and style one prefers.
Be smart, keep your bikes secure when out in public and keep them locked and stored while at home. Make it difficult for criminals to run off with your stuff.