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Police release CCTV footage in pursuit of ‘shameless bike thief’

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage (below) seeking information that will lead to the identification of a man they refer to as a “shameless bike thief”, who stole a bicycle in Civic on Sunday 29 November.

Police believe the bike thief rode a bicycle into the City Bus Interchange about 6pm Sunday, where he attempted to steal a wheel from another bike secured to a rack at the Alinga Street end of City Walk.

A few minutes later, the man stole a blue Surly Ogre brand ladies’ bike from the same rack, and rode it away along Mort Street and into Bunda Street.

Police subsequently retrieved two other bikes that had been abandoned in the vicinity.

Officer in Charge of ACT Policing Operations Detective Inspector Stephen Ladd reminded the community of Bikelinc, a free online platform that is designed to help reunite a stolen and recovered bicycle with its owner.

“Bikelinc helps police quickly match any recovered bikes with a serial number and images uploaded to the site by their owner,” Detective Inspector Ladd said.

“I would encourage all cyclists to register their bikes today to help police return your bike if it is ever lost or stolen.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6683991. Information can be provided anonymously.

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