Police recover bike stolen from nurse while she was administering vaccines

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.

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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.

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