With the holiday approaching Eastview Mall has added extra security measures, including bike patrol.
Ontario County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be patrolling the parking lot on bikes this season, weather permitting.
According to 13 WHAM, Sheriff Phil Povero thinks the move will help deter crime during the busy shopping season.
Povero said that those committing crimes aren’t usually on the lookout for police on bikes. Normally they look for marked or unmarked police cars. By using bikes, deputies are able to ride up to a crime in progress without being noticed or even recognized by the criminals.
Deputies will also be patrolling inside of the mall this season.
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