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Brussels police search for owners of recovered bicycles

16:51 28/01/2021

The Brussels-Ixelles police zone has posted photos of 39 stolen bicycles recovered after the break-up of a ring of bike thieves. Owners of the bikes can contact the police to claim them.

The bicycles were found two weeks ago during the search of a property. Police were led to the property following an investigation into several stolen bicycles found on websites selling second-hand items.

Several suspects were also arrested during the search. They have since been released pending court appearances.

Police are trying to identify the owners of all the stolen bicycles, but anyone who sees their own bike in the photos posted to social media can contact police directly. In order to avoid fraud, proof of ownership – such as proof of registration – is required.

Everyone who has a bike in Brussels is invited to register it on Mybike.brussels. Bikes get a sticker with a QR code and are stored in a database. This makes it much easier to reclaim a stolen bike if it is ever recovered.

Photo courtesy Veloflic Polbru/Facebook

Written by Lisa Bradshaw