Rash of bicycle thefts rolls on
The cycle of bicycle thefts reported in town since the beginning of the month continues, with cumulative losses mounting over $10,000.
Losses kept mounting this week with the latest incidents including:
A bicycle valued at $600 was reported stolen from a garage on Penfield Road sometime between July 18 and 2:57 p.m. Tuesday. There was no sign of forced entry to the garage, but numerous people were walking to and from the beach near the home over the last several days, according to the report.
A mountain bike of unknown value was reported stolen from the front porch of a Grasmere Avenue house sometime between Sunday and 7:58 p.m. Tuesday. The bicycle was not locked, but could not easily be seen from the road, police said.
A bicycle valued at $500 was stolen from the north side of the downtown Fairfield Railroad Station sometime between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the bike was locked to a rack but the lock also was missing.
Three bicycles -- valued at $250, $100 and $100, respectively -- were reported stolen from a yard on Churchill Street sometime between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday.
Police said the three bikes were locked to a tree, but the owner apparently left the combination numbers on the lock aligned so the lock could be opened by the thieves.