For the second time this past week, police officers in Metro Vancouver have nabbed a bike thief.
On June 5, a North Delta Secondary school student told a Delta police officer that the bike he had locked to a fence at school the day before had been stolen.
On June 6, a patrol support team observed a man near North Delta Secondary riding a bike without a helmet on while carrying a second bicycle.
Officers stopped the man to speak to him about not wearing a helmet, pointing out that the cost of the ticket was the same as the cost of a helmet.
When officers identified the man, they found he was in violation of several court-ordered conditions and that the bike he was riding was the one that had been stolen the day before.
Delta police arrested 43-year-old Terry Lee Pipe of Surrey, who has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, plus three counts of failure to comply with court-ordered conditions.
The bicycle stolen from the high school was returned to the student while police are still trying to determine the owner of the second bicycle.
In a separate case in North Vancouver, 22-year-old Matthew James Hurren of no fixed address was charged with the possession of a stolen bicycle, in addition to previous charges, after two bicycles were stolen from a Deep Cove residence on May 27.