LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — After helping one man recover his stolen bicycle, Los Angeles police are singing the praises of a free registration site called the Bike Index.
Los Angeles police detectives on Aug. 10 arrested a man in possession of a bike that was determined to be stolen.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
Officers identified the rightful owner of the bicycle with a quick search of www.bikeindex.org, a website where owners can enter a description of their bicycles.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
The bicycle’s owner, Daniil Sharou, confirmed with officers that his bicycle had been stolen two days earlier on his birthday.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
The LAPD “strongly encourages” bicycle owners to register their bicycles on Bike Index, whether already stolen or not.