More Than Four Bicycles Stolen a Day in São Paulo

In Ten Months 1,3000 Bikes Were Taken; Part Of Them For Use In Crimes.Police Cells In The Center Have Turned Up Reclaimed Bicycle Storage.

More than four bicycles were stolen or stolen a day in the city of São Paulo in the first ten months of this year, according to data from the Secretariat of Public Safety (SSP) obtained by the G1. There are reports of loss of all models and prices, from the most basic national ones, which cost R $ 700, to imported R $ 30 thousand.

When they are not resold, they are used by criminals in new crimes such as theft and theft of cell phones. Between January and October, the Civil Police apprehended, every 24 hours, almost two bicycles used in criminal actions.
According to a survey conducted by the G1 from the information of bulletins of occurrences in the city of São Paulo, 1,327 bicycles were stolen or stolen in the city between January 1 to October 31. Statistically, on average 4.3 bicycles fell every day at the hands of robbers and thieves.
Bike Mitsubishi By Teixeira, Who Was Robbed In The West Zone
In the same period this year, 574 bicycles were seized by police officers.An average of 1.8 bikes per day in the first ten months.
One of the eight sectional police stations in the capital, Zona Oeste, had an increase in the number of stolen bikes compared to the same period last year. Another two, Centro and Santo Amaro, recorded increases in seizures (see chart below). The eight sections together concentrate 93 police districts. According to the Traffic Engineering Company (CET), the city of São Paulo has 180 kilometers of bicycle paths, which encourages the use of bicycles and draws the attention of the bad guys, police said.

Bicycles Subtracted

The 3rd West Sectional Police Station registered 351 bicycles subtracted from January to October of this year-in the same period of 2013 were 328. According to police in the West Zone, thieves act mainly on weekends in the afternoon. The region of Parque Villa-Lobos is one of the favorite targets.
Acting as a group, the criminals approach and threaten the victims by saying they are armed. Intimidated, they deliver on bikes. Another trick of thieves is to use pliers to pop up chains and padlocked bicycle locks.
Victim of a group of teenagers, cyclist Giovane Bello Junta Teixeira, 19, was robbed when he was alone on the cycle path of Avenida Eliseu de Almeida, near Shopping Butantã. “When I went to overtake a kid on a bicycle, he hit me on the shoulder and started arguing with me, saying that I could not go that way for him, so four more kids with bikes surrounded me, they said they had knives and threatened to cut me”, Reported the cyclist. “They stole my cell phone and my bike.”
Teixera is a Sea Sciences student at a college in Santos. He had gone riding on a Sunday (9th) in the West Zone of the capital of São Paulo, where his family lives. The mountain bike that had, valued at $ 1,200, was not located. The university said to have registered electronic bulletin of robbery by the internet.
Wanted by the report, police officers of the western section of the 14th DP (Pinheiros), responsible for investigating robberies committed at Villa-Lobos Park and 93rd DP (Jaguaré), who are responsible for the crimes at USP, did not want to comment.
The G1 asked the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) to interview investigators, but there was no response.

Policing

The Military Police said that “it seeks to analyze criminal indicators in order to identify areas of public safety interest and to effectively direct human, material and technological resources.” The corporation also said it “works with information from the population” to carry out actions.
The Municipal Department of Urban Security, a bureau responsible for the Metropolitan Civil Guard (GCM), reported that “it carries out intense work to prevent thefts and robberies of bicycles in municipal parks, especially in Ibirapuera Park. In cases of flagrante.”
According to GCM, in October, 700 agents went to work in the city. Another 300 new guards are due to graduate this November.”This increase is aimed at further strengthening GCM’s prevention and urban safety work, including for cyclists in the capital of São Paulo,” the secretary said.

Register Of Stolen Bikes

The publicist Pedro Cury, 34, created in 2001 the site  National Register of Stolen Bicycles . There, victims can inform the model of the bike taken, post photos, leave contacts and indicate location of theft or theft.
In the robbery map published by the site are registered 77 bicycles taken between January and October of this year in the city of São Paulo. Of these, 62 indicated the places where the crimes occurred.
“The idea of ​​the site is to force the country’s police to create specific data for bicycle theft and robbery,” Cury said.According to him, of the bikes registered in the site, three were located and returned. “One of the cases happened in São Paulo, a central police station came to the site and was able to identify a stolen bike that was later recovered.”

Seals

The 1st Central Sectional Police Station and the 6th Santo Amaro Sectional registered an increase in the number of bicycles seized comparing the first ten months of 2014 with the same period of 2013.
In the Central section, 252 bicycles were seized this year compared to 208 last year. In Santo Amaro, South Zone of the city, there were 55 seizures from January to September this year compared to 39 in the same period of 2013.
According to police, stolen and stolen bikes in other parts of the city will mainly stop in the central area where they are used by criminals to steal cell phones and pedestrian bags.
“We realize that criminals and mainly adolescents are organizing in gangs and stealing and stealing bicycles to commit other crimes, such as theft and theft of cell phones and bags,” said delegate Reinaldo Vicente Castello, head of the 3rd DP, who heads the actions to combat For example, in the 3rd DP (Santa Ifigenia), police officers carry out constant operations to curb crimes committed by using bicycles on the leaks, resulting in 40 seized bicycles occupying space in the police station waiting for the owners, some of them in the corridors, And others in deactivated cells.
“Our police officers do not just stay in the district, they also go out into the streets. They act in places where there have already been reports of robberies and thefts using bicycles,” said Castello, who shows the result of the operation. “They are bicycles seized with the bad guys and minors.”
In one of the recent cases, a 60-year-old investigator, who was on duty at the 3rd DP, left the police station and chased and arrested a teenager who was on a bicycle after stealing a biologist’s cell phone. The minor was seized and taken to the Casa Foundation to comply with socio-educational measures. Already the bike was taken to the district, where it will join the others that wait for their owners.

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