OMAHA (KPTM)-An Omaha apartment complex has been hit twice in the past couple months by thieves.
According to police reports, eight bicycles were stolen from Broadmoor Apartments early Monday morning.
"You think the chain and the lock would keep somebody from taking it," said Debbie Huetter.
Huetter's brand new bike was stolen Monday. She said she had gotten it as an anniversary and birthday present. "I could ride the bike without having pain or suffering after it," said Huetter, who suffers from back problems.
Since Monday, Huetter has been calling pawn shops and searching the Internet for her new bike. "These guys knew what they were doing," said Huetter.
Huetter had a black swerve women's bike with the serial number, WTUOO3C6299H, written underneath the pedals. "They're not entitled to take other people's stuff," said Huetter.
Huetter said the thieves broke through a door to the garage, opened one end, and took the best bikes from the bike rack. "It's not a sideline for them, it's what they do," said Huetter.
There are cameras all over the garage, and Huetter said she wants others to keep an eye out as well. "Be aware, and be on the lookout for anyone who's selling really nice bicycles at a really low price," said Huetter.
She said she wants other people to know that sometimes a chain, lock, and surveillance video doesn't stop criminals. "I really want people to be aware of the false sense of security."
Local bike experts say, to secure your bike, go with a ‘U-lock.' It's a "U" shaped piece of metal that can't be cut, and runs around $50.