Large haul of stolen bikes recovered in Bow
The Met mentions that they have found owners of six of the bikes, “some worth up to £6,500, & are actively seeking the others”.
As a stark reminder that organised bike thieves are rarely involved with just stolen bikes, the Met Police discovered “two nasty weapons”. They also discovered “a huge amount of cash”.
Two arrests have been made regarding “money laundering, theft and weapons offences”.
Following the operation, the police are encouraging cyclists, via Twitter, to register their bikes with Immobilise.com.
Today, officers from #TSG #U35 deployed on Operation Asanfona.
We recovered over £50,000 of stolen pedal cycles that were being sold illegally.
So far we have reunited 6 with their owners, some worth up to £6,500, & are actively seeking the others.#cycling @MetCycleCops pic.twitter.com/LRKKJIaPXu
— Met Police Taskforce (@MetTaskforce) October 27, 2021