Certainly because the solar rises, when you go away a bicycle uncovered and uncovered in Winnipeg, somebody will attempt to steal it.

And typically the police might be watching, 4 individuals realized the laborious manner final week.

“The lesson to be realized right here is that you just by no means know if the bike you are leaping on is a faux bike,” mentioned Winnipeg Police Service Const. Dani McKinnon.

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Police urge all individuals who have had bikes stolen, saying it helps them pinpoint excessive crime areas and focus assets.

Police arrested the boys on September 14 as a part of a “bait bike” venture, impressed by experiences of a whole bunch of bikes being stolen within the Backyard Metropolis/West Kildonan purchasing areas the earlier summer time.

Planet Health, an space health club on Leela Avenue, reported that about 100 bikes had been stolen from exterior the property since June.

Dozens of thefts have been reported to the police, whereas dozens weren’t reported however have been captured on surveillance video.

The police positioned a bait bike at varied locations close to a number of bike theft companies and shortly caught two males making an attempt to steal the bike. Two different males – considered one of whom is a suspect within the Planet Well being theft – have been arrested after they have been seen “casing” different bikes carrying bolt cutters.

McKinnon mentioned police have used Bat bikes in different elements of the town the place thefts are significantly excessive.

He appealed to everybody who has stolen a motorbike to report it to the police, saying it helps the police to find excessive crime areas and focus assets.

“When video proof or an announcement is offered, that’s helpful info,” she mentioned.

A Planet Health supervisor declined to talk to a reporter.

The 4 accused are dealing with prices together with theft and possession of sabotage gear.


Dean Pritchard

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