Date: Friday, May 14, 2021

File: 21-18829

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man early this morning and seized a nurse’s stolen bike.

At approximately 2 a.m. this morning a Patrol officer spotted a man pushing the distinctive stolen TREK bicycle in the 500-block of Herald Street. The officer confirmed the bicycle was stolen and arrested the man without incident.

The victim, a registered nurse who was giving COVID-19 vaccinations at the time her bicycle was stolen Wednesday, was working in the 700-block of Douglas Street at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Media partners were notified about the nurse’s stolen bike and widely shared its description yesterday. This bike was her main mode of transportation, and was the subject a Community Update. Officers are working to return the bike to her now – a fitting step during National Nurses Week, which recognizes the incredible, selfless contributions of nurses both every day and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The suspect, a 44-year-old Kelowna man who came to Victoria in January, faces recommended charges for possession of stolen property and was released with conditions for a future court date.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.