Cycle Crook on the Loose: How to Protect Your Bike

A ballsy bike burglar continues to victimize San Francisco's cyclists, ripping off expensive bikes from home garages. With that in mind, police have issued specific tips to help residents protect their bikes.

Over the last few weeks, there has been a series of bike thefts in the Inner Sunset and Cole Valley neighborhoods The suspect has been forcing his way into garages by breaking window panes or prying open vents and then using a long stick to reach for garage door openers.

In several of the incidents, witnesses described the suspect as a black

man aged 40 to 45. He's been seen wearing baseball caps

and has a salt-and-pepper beard. He is roughly 6 feet tall and weighs

about 180 pounds.

So what can you do to keep your Bianchi from being stolen? Here's what police have to say …

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