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IT'S MY BIKE is in the media

“Modern localisation technology uncovers e-bike thief in lakeland” was the headline of a report on a spectacular bicycle theft by the German news agency dpa on 7 July 2020. The crime was quickly solved thanks to a built-in GPS tracker from IT’S MY BIKE. The German dailies Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Nordkurier and several other media also took up the story.

Background: A woman had her new e-bike stolen while she was attending a hospital appointment in the German city of Neubrandenburg. She had only just bought it the day before and also took out an e-bike insurance policy with GPS protection from the insurance start-up ALTEOS. The best thing about this insurance option is that priority is given to recovering stolen e-bikes. That’s why an IT’S MY BIKE GPS tracker is fitted to e-bikes where it is invisible to thieves when customers take out insurance. The insurance company offers its customers inexpensive insurance packages in return for fitting the device.

 

Would you like to know more about the theft and the final outcome? You will find links to the articles in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Nordkurier here (in German):

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/kriminalitaet-neubrandenburg-moderne-ortungstechnik-verraet-e-bike-dieb-an-der-seenplatte-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-200709-99-729041

https://www.nordkurier.de/neubrandenburg/polizei-findet-gestohlenes-e-bike-dank-gps-im-wald-bei-neubrandenburg-0939969207.html

https://www.uckermarkkurier.de/neubrandenburg/verfolgungsjagd-per-app-neues-erlebnis-fuer-die-fahrrad-fahnder-1340005207.html

 

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