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Bike bust Man (50s) arrested and charged in stolen bicycle sting operation

The operation involved a planned arrangement to meet a seller of a stolen pedal cycle, which was placed for sale on a selling site

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A man has been arrested and charged after he was caught in a sting operation mounted by gardai investigating the theft of bicycles in the city. 

Gardaí in Crumlin arrested the man who is in his early 50s and seized a total of 16 “pedal cycles” as part of Operation Soteria.

The operation involved a planned arrangement to meet a seller of a stolen pedal cycle, which was placed for sale on a selling site.

The man was arrested after he arrived at the agreed meeting place at approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday (September 21) with the stolen pedal cycle that was identified by the owner.

He was brought to Crumlin Garda station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

In a follow up search of a property in Dublin 8 a total of 15 pedal cycles were recovered that gardai believe had all been stolen along with an angle grinder. The estimated value of these pedal cycles is believed to be in the region of €7,000.

“The man has since been charged in relation to the seizure and gardaí at Crumlin will endeavour to identify the rightful owners of the pedal cycles in due course,” gardai said.

“The items that are not returned to owners will be circulated via media in the coming weeks.

"Investigations are ongoing.”

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