Stolen Bike Found At Retail Park Returned To Its Owner11 Jul 2012
After discovering the abandoned bike, the officers checked the frame and found that it had been security marked by Richmond SNT at one of their many bike marking events that take place at local stations, fairs, schools and other locations.
By accessing the BikeRegister database, the officers were able to find the owner’s details and restore the bike to him. The bike had been stolen but not reported to police at the time of recovery.
PCSO Lorraine Childs of Kew SNT said: “This is an excellent example of why it is so important to get your bike security marked by police. Had it not been marked we would never have been able to trace its owner and return it.
“When we stop individuals on bikes we always check to see if the bike has either been reported stolen or if the bike has been security marked by police.”
PCSO Childs continued: “Sometimes it takes a while for the owners to realise their bike has been taken. Looking to see if the bike is security marked is the only way for police to carry out checks there and then on the street and hopefully arrest the thieves, returning the bikes to their rightful owners.”
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