A Ridge Meadows RCMP officer with a keen eye helped recover a stolen electric bike.
Const. Sean Wegner was patrolling the area of Edge Street and Dewdney Trunk Road around 2 a.m. Wednesday, when
when a woman riding an electric bike rode by.
The officer recalled seeing a photograph of a similar looking electric bike from an internal bulletin in July. It had been reported stolen July 3 from a locked bike rack in the 22500-block of 121st Street.
Const. Wegner caught up to the woman on the bike and a serial number check confirmed his suspicion.
The rider, a 43-year-old Maple Ridge woman, said she had purchased the bike from Craigslist.
“Information such as serial numbers, photographs and property descriptions are very valuable in advancing a police investigation. Good job on the owner for keeping such great records,” said Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk.
“Unfortunately, the woman is out the money she paid for the bike.”