Oxford Police recover huge amount of stolen bikes, suspect arrested
Police in Oxford arrested a man for receiving stolen property and possession of criminal property after discovering what they described as “a large number of bicycles” at an address in the town.
According to Thames Valley Police that the 54-year-old suspect was arrested following the execution of a warrant under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 at a premises on Giles Road in the Littlemore area out of town yesterday morning.
The recovered bikes are believed to have been stolen and police have started the process to try to trace their rightful owners.
Officers have appealed to anyone with information that may be relevant to their investigation to contact Thames Valley Police on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Assuming it could be the house, well… pic.twitter.com/2stsolAUI1
— Rob H&ynes (@RobOnABike) March 17, 2022
A current listing on the Gumtree website has over 1,000 bikes for sale of all kinds and including men’s, women’s and children’s models as well as components and accessories, with the contact address listed as property on Giles Road, Littlemore and photos suggesting it is the same premises as the one raided by the police.
The listpublished on Tuesday, reads as follows:
Over 1000 used bikes for men, women, boys, girls and kids of all ages including but not limited to Mountain Road, City, Hybrid, Specialty Sport, Vintage, Classic, Single Gear and multiple. Different types, makes and models like Raleighs professional dawes giant BMX carreras, ammacos, treks, probikes and many more. Most bikes are in very good working order and well maintained, while a few may need a tweak here and there, such as washing and removing rust, dealing with breakages and punctures. Over 700 used bicycle tires and inner tubes are also available, frames, spare baskets, new and used key locks, new and used inner tube rims and wheels, lights, covers, saddles, pedals, fenders, handlebars, sprockets and other used bike accessories. , etc Student discounts and export offers considered. For export, the price depends on the choice of quality and quantity of bicycles (large, medium and small). Delivery to Oxford free or paid. Please consider contacting me if you would like to give away, sell/scrap/swap parts/trade in your old/used bike in any condition. Please note that the £15 price is so that the advert does NOT go through the sale price of a bike, but this price may be considered for export when sold in bulk. Please email/phone/text for more information. Please don’t waste time asking if this is still available as it is still available. The question of availability will not be answered or answered.
In 2017 we reported how Thames Valley Police recovered 164 bicycles from the back garden of a property, still in Littlemore.
> Oxford police arrest a man with two stolen bicycles… and find 164 others in his garden
Officers searched the scene after arresting a man in the area who was pushing a bicycle while carrying another.
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property in connection with the incident and has been released on bail.
There were no subsequent reports on what action, if any, was taken against the suspect, whose name has not been released, as is the case in the latest discovery.
However, the location, age of the suspect in the 2017 and most recent case, and the number of bikes involved strongly suggest it may be one and the same person.