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New figures released by Metro find overall thefts of bicycles and electronic devices were up in 2013 compared to 2012.
A spike in bicycle thefts in Arlington County has led to a stepped up regional effort to catch the crooks.
Fairfax County police are warning bike owners to be extra vigilant.
If you use one of Metro's 1,700 bike racks, you can register your bike with the Metro Transit Police.
The current heat wave is ushering in true summer weather, and rising temperatures mean more crooks are out on the street searching for an easy payday.
Metro Transit Police handed out bike locks to people Friday morning at the Grosvenor station in Bethesda, warning them to keep a close eye on their bikes.
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