What can be done about Hoboken bike thefts?

Seems like bike thefts in Hoboken continue at a breakneck pace. Wonder what the solution is? More cops?

Hoboken411 reader and resident Stephanie shares her story about a bike stolen just a day ago:

“I had ANOTHER bike stolen in Hoboken. The last time I locked it at the PATH and the Hobo cops and transit cops both gave me the runaround telling me it was the others jurisdiction and therefore couldn’t help me.

Last night, I locked it up in front of Gotham Mills (515 4th St bw Madison and Jeff). It was a light purple bike (pictured).

I was inside the apt for about an hour or 2 last night at 8p and came out to find they broke my lock and stole my light purple mountain bike for god knows what. Frustrating since it’s the only transportation I have since before the other bike that was stolen last summer, my car was also stolen and ended up in Newark completely torn apart.

I filed a report with the police this time and while the cop who I dealt with was really nice I highly doubt the bike will resurface. They said its been a huge problem lately. Is it just me or is there a lack of the police patrolling the streets lately???

SOOO frustrating!”

Hoboken NJ

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