Kitsilano resident, James Currie, learned that his $700 bike was missing on Wednesday evening, October 30. What happens next, could make a good Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg film, just with copious amounts of weed.
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Nowadays the first place one looks for stolen items is on Craigslist. That is exactly what Currie decided to do, to see if the thief had listed it for sale. And he found it for sale for $150.
He then arranges to “buy” the bike from the thief. At that point he decided to call the police to let them know of his plan.
He arranged to meet with the alleged thieves at Davie and Thurlow. At the drop point, a female approached Currie with the his bike. After some back and forth, a man showed up. Soon after, two Vancouver police officers arrived at the scene and the bike was back home where it belongs.
Turns out the alleged thieves made some repairs to Currie’s bike. A puncture was sealed and a light was put on.
Currie gets his bike back, plus some free repairs.
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