Victoria police have recovered a bike stolen from a Victoria nurse on Wednesday while she was administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Victoria Conference Centre on Douglas Street.
At about 2 a.m. on Friday, a patrol officer spotted a man pushing the distinctive TREK bicycle in the 500-block of Herald Street. The officer confirmed the bicycle was stolen and arrested the man without incident, police said.
Police said officers are now working to return the bike to the nurse, which they called a fitting step during National Nurses Week, which recognizes the “incredible, selfless contributions” of nurses, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trek Bicycle Store had offered her a new one.
The suspect, a 44-year-old Kelowna man who came to Victoria in January, faces recommended charges of possession of stolen property and was released with conditions for a future court date.
The file remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the VicPD Report Desk at 250-995-7654 extension 1. To make an anonymous report, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.