Using bike baite to lure thieves

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - September 15, 2008

Police at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are going after bike thieves with some high-tech gadgetry.

Police are placing satellite tracking devices on bikes planted around campus.

Officers say they made 16 busts since they started using the GPS-equipped bait bikes in May.

The bikes were donated to the university by a local bicycle dealer.

He says bike thieves hurt his customers.

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