Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:23:11 +0000
Four men have been arrested after Vancouver police seized 148 stolen bicycles, scooters and electric bicycles worth tens of thousands of dollars.
On Aug. 29, officers investigating an unrelated case in the 800-block of Powell Street were led to a nearby storage facility, according to the VPD.
They discovered multiple storage lockers filled with stolen bicycles.
Vancouver Police have made a substantial seizure of stolen property in the city’s eastside. Officers have recovered 148 stolen bicycles, scooters and electric bicycles, worth tens of thousands of dollars. #VPD #endbiketheft Read more: https://t.co/UVYfNbZI4l pic.twitter.com/eRXL3ixC60
Police are working to return the bikes to their owners. Investigators say since beginning of the year, more than 1,600 bicycles have been reported stolen in Vancouver.
Police are reminding bike owners to register their bicycles with the serial numbers in the 529 Garage registration and recovery program. There is no charge.
Three men from Vancouver and one man from Surrey were arrested in relation to the bike seizure and released without charges. Vancouver police are continuing to investigate and still may recommend charges.