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AHA MEDIA on Public Bus, where Bus driver calls 911 to report on Bike Theft in progress!

AHA MEDIA was riding on the Cambie #15 Bus back downtown to the East Side.

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During a 10 minute break near the Vancouver Public Library, the bus driver calls 9-11 to report on a bike theft in progress.

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The thieves had cut through the bike lock and chain with bolt cutters. Notice the man on the left hand side wearing a white sweatshirt still holding the bolt cutter.

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Almost immediately, Vancouver Police showed up and caught the bike thieves in the act.

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According to Stephen Hui, Technology and On-line Editor of the Georgia Straight …

Vancouver police are warning the public about a recent “spike” in bicycle thefts.

According to police, 257 bikes were reported stolen between July 31 and August 21. That’s up from the 167 bikes reported stolen during the same period last year.

This year, 1,417 bikes have been stolen so far. In 2008, 1,596 bikes were stolen.

Police say both residential and commercial areas are being targeted.

              Please see Stephen Hui’s article at http://tinyurl.com/njxupz

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