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Stolen bikes for sale online get Toronto man arrested

 

We picked up on this story via the Sun yesterday, but don’t mind highlighting a Star article about it as well.

They had just finished shopping for Halloween costumes on the Danforth Friday night when two teenaged girls discovered their bikes had been stolen.

Less than 48 hours later, the bicycles were returned to their rightful owners and a Toronto man was charged with possession of stolen property after some cyber sleuthing and the work of one undercover cop.

Police were called Friday night after the two bikes, belonging to twin girls, were stolen from the Danforth area. As has become practice, police told the family to begin checking online to see if their bikes were already being resold.

“We tell all people to keep an eye on eBay, kijiji, Craigslist,” said Det. Robert Whelan, head of the major crimes unit at Toronto Police 55 division. A growing number of sales of stolen property are taking place online, he said.

Read the full post: “Stolen bikes for sale online get Toronto man arrested” on the Toronto Star.

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