300 bikes among items up for auction by Vancouver police

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Norco, Peugeot, Raleigh, Trek, Kona – these are just some of the bike brands that will be on the docket at the Vancouver Police Department’s Recovered Goods Auction. In fact, 300 bikes will be up for auction this Saturday, including some electric and folding varieties.

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There’s even a high wheeler penny-farthing bike.

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Many of the bikes are recovered stolen property, and weren’t returned to their owners because the serial numbers were unregistered. Manager of the VPD’s Property and Forensic Storage Unit Ian Withtan tells Vancity Buzz he recommends coming to the preview on Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11 if you suspect your bike might be among this lot.

“We’ll take whatever information they’ve got and if we’re pretty convinced it’s their bike, we’ll pull the bike from the auction,” he says.

Other unique items are up for auction as well – most notably, a bag of assorted Canadian/British stamps with a Pierre Trudeau commemorative poster. There are also Batman figurines, model trains, and an $11,500 14 carat gold diamond bracelet.

Electronics are up for grabs too, including a 13 inch MacBook Pro, digital cameras, film cameras, multple PlayStations and video games.

Here are a few more items up for auction:

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Image: Able Auctions

Vancouver Police Department Auction

  • Where: Able Auctions – 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 9 a.m.

BIKES!!!!! Join us for the year’s biggest Police Recovered Bikes Auction. Over 400 bikes for sale …most makes represented! Watch this video tour. More info here: https://www.ableauctions.ca/auction?aAuctionId=78c314ab-0523-45f4-8ce4-dcc3e9c5dca3When: Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016. We start auctioning off bikes at 9am sharp!Where: 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver, BCPreviews: Thursday March 10th noon to 6pm & Friday March 11th noon to 6pm Price: $10 Registration, Catalogue, Admittance Fee.

Posted by Able Auctions on Friday, March 4, 2016

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