(West Shore RCMP)

A 58-year-old man was arrested last week after stealing a bait bike placed in the West Shore by RCMP.

When the bike was stolen on March 25th, it triggered a silent alarm allowing the West Shore RCMP bike patrol unit to track the suspected thief.

The man was arrested for possession of stolen property.

“Bicycles are common targets for property crime offenders and are difficult to locate once stolen. The bait bike allows us to target property crime offenders and address this issue,” said Cpl. Vunic, a member of the bike patrol unit.

“In this case, the suspect and bike were both located and charges are pending against him.”

West Shore RCMP are reminding people to lock up your bike when out in public, and if possible, store your bike indoors while at home to help prevent theft.