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The owner of a stolen bicycle has been reunited with his property after officers spotted suspicious activity in Newcastle this week.
Officers on patrol from Newcastle-under-Lyme Neighbourhood Policing Team first spotted two men on bicycles acting suspiciously on Albermarle Road, on Tuesday afternoon (8 February).
When approached by officers, the men dumped the bicycles and made their escape on foot.
The bicycles were seized at the scene.
A 30-year-old man, from the Newcastle-under-Lyme area, was later arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug, going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle and theft of a pedal cycle.
He has since been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
The owner of one of the stolen bikes was reunited with their property on Thursday 10 February.
We would like to remind the local community to ensure their bicycles are kept secure after a small increase in reported cases across Staffordshire.
Consider locking your bike at the frame and wheels to a secure cycle stand where possible. Try and leave the bicycle in well-lit areas, preferably covered by CCTV.
For more information on how to deter thieves from targeting your pedal bikes, visit: Protect your bike from theft | Staffordshire Police