Grateful owners reunited with stolen bikes

Following vital information from a member of the public and the quick actions of Runnymede Safer Neighbourhood Team officers, three stolen bikes were reunited with their rightful owners.

templateheaderimage11072012134248Several burglaries took place in Addlestone between 20 August and 27 August with bikes being stolen from residential garages.

The first took place in Copperfield Rise, between Tuesday, 20 August and Tuesday, 27 August when a man’s bicycle was stolen.

A man’s bicycle was reported stolen from a garage in Ongar Close between 9.30pm on Saturday, 24 August and 9am Sunday, 25 August.

With a third bicycle reported stolen from another garage in Monks Crescent between midnight on Saturday, 24 August and 10am on Sunday, 25 August when a mountain bike was stolen.

A/Sergeant Lindsay Whatley said: “Shortly after the burglaries Surrey Police received vital information and following local enquiries officers took swift action to recover the bikes and reunite them with their owners.

“The owners were all delighted to have their much valued bikes back, especially as they feared they wouldn’t see them again.

“I hope this positive outcome demonstrates that Surrey Police will continue to do use local information to tackles crime and return stolen property to residents.”

Enquires into the burglaries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference RM/13/4190. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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