Recovery & Arrest Within 24 Hours For Lancashire Police17 Oct 2016
Officers from Lancashire Police had a quick win resulting in the recovery of a stolen bike and the arrest of a bike thief just 24 hours after the bike had been marked and registered to BikeRegister.
PC Danny Arundale and his colleague marked over 250 bikes as part of Operation Derailleur, which ran for a week in mid-September covering the Lancaster and Morecambe areas.
PC Arundale recalled: “On the Wednesday afternoon we marked up a bike. On the same evening the bike was stolen from the owners back garden. By the following lunchtime we had located the bike thief riding the marked bike.”
The bike itself was non-descript so the officers managed to identify it from the BikeRegister markings they had placed on the bike the previous afternoon.
PC Arundale added: “The bike was handed back to its owner and the thief was charged with handling a stolen pedal cycle and remanded to court....all within 24 hours!”
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