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Stolen e-bike returned to grateful owner

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:39 PST, Thu November 25, 2021

Richmond RCMP officers discovered a stolen e-bike while executing a search warrant earlier this month.

The e-bike was reported stolen on Oct. 10 from a building in the 6000 block of Minoru Blvd. following an alleged break-and-enter to a bike locker. The search warrant corresponded to an unrelated file.

On Monday, officers returned the stolen bike to a very happy citizen.

“In speaking with the man, our officers learned he had only owned it for three days before it was allegedly stolen,” says Cpl. Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP media relations officer.

The man apparently told the officers he never expected to see his bike again, so he was absolutely delighted when the call came from police.

“Seeing how much this e-bicycle means to the man and how its return impacts him, reminds our officers why we work so hard everyday to serve our community,” says O’Malley. “Every time we recover and return an item to its rightful owner it’s a win for the community.”

Richmond RCMP encourages anyone with information about a possible crime to contact the police of jurisdiction. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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