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Vancouver police make arrests following brazen bike heist in the West End

Suspects used tools and suction cups to remove the glass from the front door to gain entry

Vancouver police have arrested suspects who used tools and suction cups to gain entry to a West End apartment building to steal several bikes.

In the early hours of Oct. 25, several suspects broke into an apartment building near Nelson and Bidwell streets, prompting the VPD to launch an investigation. After security footage from the building was shared by a media outlet on Oct. 27, someone who recognized the suspects called the VPD. As a result, two men in their 30s have been arrested but the investigation remains active and ongoing.

“This is another example of the extreme lengths some offenders will go to in order to commit crimes,” says Constable Tania Visintin. “It shows that even when people take steps to protect their property, some thieves will stop at nothing.”

Visintin added that thanks to the tip from the public, officers were able to track down both the suspects and the bikes.