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Expensive bike left in an alley leads to downtown search…

Prince George, BC: One man is in custody and facing property related charges following an investigation that started with a found bicycle…

On Monday at 7:35 am, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit and General Duty Section were dispatched to a report of a found mountain bike in an alley near 2nd Avenue in Prince George.

The mountain bike appeared to be new and very expensive. Believing this to be highly unusual and that something was wrong, officers conducted checks of local businesses and discovered illegal entry had been made to one business. Officers entered the business and located an adult male decked out in new clothing and about to remove another expensive mountain bike. The man was arrested without incident. Upon review of video surveillance, the suspect is seen removing four bikes before police arrival. One of the bikes was the one that led police to the business.

Through investigation and with the help from the public, all the bikes and other stolen property were located stashed throughout the downtown area. The items, estimated to be worth over $26,000, were returned to the business.

The following charges have been approved by a Judicial Justice of the Peace against 34 year-old Prince George resident, Clinton Levi Poitras:

  • Break, Enter and Commit
  • Theft Over $5000

Poitras has been remanded in custody at least until his first court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.

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