Owner Reunited With Stolen Bike & Arrests Made3 Jan 2012
A woman has been reunited with her bicycle less than 40 hours after it was stolen from a railway station thanks to a BikeRegister initiative launched by Sutton Police.
The bike was stolen from Sutton train station early one morning in November and two local teenagers, both aged 17, have since been arrested, one on suspicion of theft and the other for allegedly handling stolen goods.
The bike’s quick recovery was due to the actions of vigilant police officers and a new BikeRegister scheme set up by Sutton’s Safer Transport Team.
Claire Sadler, aged 24, from Wallington, locked and left her bike in a cycle bay at Sutton station to go to work at Epsom Hospital at 8.30pm on November 30th 2011. She returned to the train station the following morning to find her bike was missing and reported it stolen.
However, earlier that morning, at around 2.30am, police officers had spotted two men acting suspiciously with a woman’s bike in Croydon Road, Beddington, and arrested them.
Officers carried out checks on the bike and discovered there was a BikeRegister security marking visible on the frame. When they checked the marking on the BikeRegister database, they saw that it was owned by Ms Sadler and were subsequently able to make the arrests.
Ms Sadler was very pleased to be reunited with her bike so quickly.
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