Why is my serial number important?

Serial numbers are a set of characters that uniquely identify an object and can be used for traceability and warranty purposes. Serial numbers, however, are especially important when reporting stolen items, such as bicycles. A serial number is a method to enter the bicycle in our state and nationwide computerized record system as lost or stolen. Input of your missing bicycle into these databases increases your chances of having your bicycle returned, and makes it possible to file charges against the person in possession of the bike.

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1. What if my bike is stolen in the City of Napa?
2. What can I do?
3. Why is my serial number important?
4. Should I provide photographs?