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Salmon Arm man arrested with $6,000 stolen bike

The Santa Cruz bicycle has been returned to its owner
RCMP vehicle

Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a man on June 7 after he was caught riding a stolen $6,000 bicycle. 

The Santa Cruz bicycle was reported stolen by the owner on June 5. The bike was said to have been left unsecured in the 800 block of 16 Street NE when it was taken. 

RCMP attended the scene. No witnesses to the theft were found, but the owner was able to provide officers with photos and a detailed description of the bike. 

Two days later, an off-duty officer was out walking when he spotted someone riding what he believed to be the stolen bicycle. On-duty officers were called in and the man in possession of the bike was arrested for possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. 

The individual was released with a future court date. 

"This is a great example of our officers always looking to serve our community, whether on or off duty. Salmon Arm RCMP members not only work here, but also live and play in Salmon Arm and the surrounding area and always have an eye open no matter if they’re in uniform or not. Our members take great pride in the work they do, and the community they live and serve in," said media liaison officer Constable Andrew Hodges.

The bicycle was returned to the owner. 

Brittany Webster

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