Police Working to Recover Stolen Bikeshare Bikes

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Rochester Police say they're working with the bike sharing company Zagster to recover 241 missing  bicycles. They're asking the public to call 911, 311 or Crimestoppers if they have information that could lead to recovering any of the bikes.

WHAM 1180's Bob Lonsberry was told by sources that many of the bikes have been stolen from the downtown racks where people are supposed to use a cellphone app to rent them temporarily. 

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says a design change may have made it easier to make off with the bikes. She says the city remains committed to the bike sharing concept and is working with Zagster to solve the problem. 

A source tells us Zagster plans to replace the current generation with bikes that have upgraded GPS technology in them so they can be tracked. Zagster says it still has 126 bikes in service and is bringing in more from other cities.

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