Top teamwork! Street rangers and police recover £900 stolen bike within 24 hours

Duncombe Place, York. Photograph © Google Street View
19 Aug 2018 @ 9.20 pm
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A £900 bike that was stolen from York city centre was reunited with its owner within 24 hours thanks to work by the street rangers and police.

A member of the public approached two of the York BID street rangers on Friday (August 17) to report their bike had been stolen from Duncombe Place.

The police and street rangers then reviewed CCTV footage to identify a possible suspect.

The following afternoon ranger Jack Milner spotted two men with the stolen cycle. Together with police, he stopped them and confirmed it was the missing bike via the frame serial number.

Both the men were arrested, and the bike will be returned to the owner.

Combat cycle theft

Elliot Sawyer, operations manager at York BID, said: “This is another terrific example of partnership working delivering real results.

“The BID rangers are now working with North Yorkshire Police, the British Transport Police and other agencies to look at ways of working together to combat cycle theft in York city centre.”

The street rangers are one of the initiatives introduced by the York BID (Business Improvement District) as part of its programme to help keep the city centre safe and secure.