October/November 1999, p.9

Cops Target Broadway and Houston for Bike Theft Sting

Early this summer, several members complained to T.A. of rampant bike theft from the City Racks on Broadway just north of Houston street. T.A. alerted Lieutenant Barry Goldblatt of the 6th Precinct's Special Operations Unit to the problem. The lieutenant set up two sting operations, which unfortunately yielded no arrests.
Although the bad guys eluded him this time, Goldblatt noted that "it is critical that victims of bike theft file police reports so that the Department can effectively target areas for similar bike sting operations." Such aggressive responses to thievery are encouraging.

Write to Commissioner Safir at the NYPD and thank him for the 6th Precinct's eagerness to nab bike thieves.

Howard Safir
Commissioner, NYPD
1 Police Plaza
New York, NY 10038