Markus Busche left his e-bike firmly secured outside his front door in Kiel. What he didn’t expect was that he’d be reporting his pedelec as stolen just a short time later.
The e-bike’s first unusual movement was recorded at 3.16 a.m. on the night of 13 October thanks to the fitted IT’S MY BIKE tracker. The bike was first taken just a few streets away and ostensibly parked there. The built-in GPS tracker didn’t report its position again until about 6 a.m. The bike continued to be moved around Kiel until it was finally loaded into a van, presumably at around 1.30 pm.
The thief then sped along the A21 motorway towards Bad Segeberg with the stolen item at up to 150 km/h before stopping in the municipality of Trappenkamp.
It was then an easy job for the police: thanks to a clear GPS signal, they were able to seize the stolen bike in a warehouse.
“IT’S MY BIKE spared no effort during evidence identification and preservation. Our direct exchange of information with the police helped to ensure a rapid result,” affirms Markus.
There was also another surprise awaiting the officers at the scene: There were more stolen bikes besides Markus’s along with bike locks which had been forced open. “Thanks to IT‘S MY BIKE, the police managed to seize back my stolen bike plus thirteen others and charge those suspected of dealing in stolen goods,” says a pleased Markus.
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