Magpie Team Swoops In For Recoveries24 Aug 2017
A white Santa Cruz bike worth £1,200 has been recovered after officers from Coventry Police Magpie Team spotted a youth acting suspiciously.
When the youth saw the officers, he abandoned the bike he was riding and ran off.
The officers retrieved the bike and brought it into the police property store, where PC Peter Ormond checked the frame number on the BikeRegister database. He discovered that the bike was registered as stolen by the owner after a house burglary.
The grateful owner couldn’t stop smiling as she collected her prized possession from the police station.
PC Ormond and his team were also responsible for reuniting another owner with his black Giant bike after it was stolen from outside a shop in Coventry in May and then found dumped by a member of the public two weeks later on the other side of the city.
PC Ormond noticed that there was a BikeRegister sticker on the bike’s frame and checked BikeRegister for a registration number. The owner was identified and that was when it was found to have been stolen. When the owner came to collect the bike, he was amazed that his bike had been recovered, saying: “I never thought I would see that again!”
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