Witness phone call leads to three arrests and recovery of a stolen push bike in Kingswood
By matt_2009 | Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:36
Three men have been arrested in Kingswood this morning thanks to a witness who called to report suspicious behaviour.
Bike theft in Kingswood: A PCSO helps security mark a bicycle.
At 1am the witness saw three men pull up in a car and walk down a lane behind a detached house in Kingswood. Two men then came back to the car and drove off.
In less than a minute, patrolling officers had stopped a car and arrested two men.
They woke the householders and found that a distinctive high-value push bike had been taken from an outbuilding.
A third man was arrested at about 1.30am in Kingswood High Street. The bike was recovered and returned to the owner by 1.45am.
Three men aged 18, 19 and 23-years old remain in police custody today pending further enquiries.
Neighbourhood PC Dom Pickett said: "We're really grateful to the person who called us to report their suspicions. Thanks to them we were able to return a stolen bicycle to its rightful owner. It's always worth giving us a ring if you see something that doesn't seem right."
PC Pickett added that bikes are a popular target for thieves. He recommends marking them with your postcode and registering them at www.immobilise.com