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Police arrest bait bike thief

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:46 PDT, Fri October 16, 2020

Richmond Mounties set out a bait bike near Richmond Centre earlier this week. Minutes later they caught up with a man allegedly trying to steal it.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 13), police discovered that the bike, placed seven minutes earlier, had been moved. They intercepted the stolen bike minutes later, near the intersection of Lansdowne and Arcadia roads, and arrested the rider without incident.

During a search after his arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of a number of tools, contrary to conditions of a release order. This order stemmed from a previous arrest for a break and enter in Burnaby last December.

The suspect, 20-year-old Warren Mark Spence of no fixed address, was also found to be the subject of two outstanding warrants originating from Burnaby and Surrey.  He was subsequently held in custody and currently faces new charges of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

Anyone who may have witnessed this alleged theft, or who may have information on other crimes, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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