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How Brussels reunited a stolen bike with its owner

A Brussels man was reunited with his stolen bike after months thanks to a number of people. Credit: Cyclo Bxl/Facebook

A Brussels man who had his bicycle stolen was reunited with the vehicle months after the theft.

The Facebook page Cyclo Bxl, which promotes cycling in Brussels, shared a photo of the man, Laurent Collavo, and all of the people who helped return his bicycle.

Un vélo volé retrouvé remis à son propriétaire en présence d’un représentant de tous les maillons qui ont rendu possible…

Posted by Cyclo Bxl on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Collavo’s bike was stolen in February of this year. The Brussels Capital Police found the bike and the thief and sent the bicycle to its depot for found bicycles.

The depot catalogues its bicycles and tries to track down owners with what information it can find. It used the chassis number that the bike was sold by Km10 Bicycle Store to Watermal-Boitsfort, and from there, Collavo was identified as the owner.

The bicycle was returned, and it now has a sticker with a QR code from mybike.brussels and Brussels Mobilty that allows anyone to scan the code to see if the bike was stolen and identify its owner.

The post was shared by the Brussels Mobility Facebook page.

Sam Nelson
The Brussels Times

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