Bike with anti-theft device untraceable

21st June 2007, Comments 0 comments

21 June 2007, NIJMEGEN – A bicycle equipped with a transmitter aimed at preventing bike theft as part of an experiment by Nijmegen police has disappeared within two weeks of the start of the trial. It is suspected that the bicycle is in the Waal river.

21 June 2007

NIJMEGEN – A bicycle equipped with a transmitter aimed at preventing bike theft as part of an experiment by Nijmegen police has disappeared within two weeks of the start of the trial. It is suspected that the bicycle is in the Waal river.

The police fitted the bicycle with the transmitter at the end of May to see whether it is an effective means of tracking down stolen bikes. Thieves were caught trying to nab the bicycle three times, but on 7 June it all went wrong, police reported today.

Those on duty in the reporting room saw on the radar that the bicycle was in motion and officers were sent to follow it, but they lost track of the bike when they reached the Waalkade, a spokesperson says. The police dredged the area the next day but did not find the bike in question. Two other stolen bicycles were pulled from the water.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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