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North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety offers tips to prevent motorcycle theft

Officials say be aware of where you park, and avoid dark areas. (Source: North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety) Officials say be aware of where you park, and avoid dark areas. (Source: North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and often times the presence of motorcycles increase in the Grand Strand. The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety offers tips to help residents and tourists prevent their motorcycles from being stolen.

Officials say be aware of where you park, and avoid dark areas. Law enforcement suggests that motorists should not leave leathers, cameras, GPS systems, helmets, wallets or other valuable items on a bike, even if the vehicle contains locked compartments. Officials say locks can be easy to break.

Motorcycles should be locked with high quality disk locks, wheel locks, or heavy duty cable locks, according to NMB DPS.

Finally, officials recommend that if you are with a group, take turns watching and monitoring the bikes. Law enforcement advises motorists to be alert, and make it inconvenient for thieves to steal your bike.

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