Journalist Reunited With Stolen Racing Bike16 May 2016
A Bianchi racing bike has been returned to its owner after it was stolen from a secure car park at Canary Wharf in London.
Journalist Sam Gad Jones was surprised to get his bike back as the theft had taken place at Christmas time when he was away with family.
He was told by MPS Tower Hamlets who investigated the theft, that it had been a particularly slick operation.
Sam said: "I registered my bike to BikeRegister a couple of years ago, but didnt expect to get it back, as the police said that although there was CCTV footage, the thieves - young guys - had covered their faces and the whole theft only took about 90 seconds. They stole 2 motorbikes as well.
"I flagged the bike as stolen on BikeRegister as soon as I found out it was missing. Out of the blue, I got a call from the police on Monday, 11th April informing me my bike had been found, after a property was raided. They had checked it against the register and found my details.
"Thanks to MPS Tower Hamlets, I was able to collect my bike two days later. It pays to use BikeRegister!"
BikeRegister is the UK's leading online bicycle identification and registration initiative aiming to reduce cycle theft, identify stolen bikes and assist in owner recovery. All UK Police forces use BikeRegister and have their own police login to the system which allows them to check the owner of recovered bikes 24/7, 365 days a year.
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