ON November 16, Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) were executing a search warrant on a residence when they recovered a stolen e-bicycle from an unrelated file.
The e-bicycle was reported stolen on October 10 from a building in the 6000-block of Minoru Boulevard following an alleged break-and-enter to a bike locker.
On November 22, Richmond GIS officers were able to return it to a very happy citizen.
“In speaking with the man, the officers learned he had only owned it for three days before it was allegedly stolen,” said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley, Media Relations Officer.
He also went on to tell the officers that 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,” noted O’Malley. “Every time we recover and return an item to its rightful owner it’s a win for the community.”
In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing and active GIS investigation, specific details about the search warrant will not be provided at this time, police said.