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VIDEO: San Francisco Police Department set up Bike Theft Sting Operation

Using “bikes as bait”, San Francisco Police Department went undercover to catch bike thieves and filmed their operations as evidence

As cycling becomes more popular, so does bike theft. Stealing and selling on stolen bikes is an easier way to make money as a criminal. In San Francisco, California one of the States' biggest fans of cycling, the police department decided to start clamping down on rising bike theft.

Using “bait bikes” they went undercover to catch bike thieves.

In the video a thief works quickly to steal the bait bike, once he's away, the police move in and two officers sprint into action and take out the thief.

He's tackled to the ground and two patrol cars move in to arrest the offender.

Great to see San Francisco police be bold and clean up the streets of one of America's most bike friendly cities!