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News Release

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Registered Bicycle Returned To Owner NR16263dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division completed an investigation resulting in a felony arrest.

On August 10, 2016, detectives arrested a suspect on felony weapons charges. The suspect had a bicycle in his possession, which officers believed to be stolen. In an attempt to identify the rightful owner of the bicycle, officers searched "Bike Index." Bike Index is a free bicycle registration website where bicycle owners enter descriptive information of their bicycle.

Officers were able to determine the bicycle had been recently stolen. They contacted the bicycle's owner, Daniil Sharou, who verified the bicycle was stolen two days earlier on his birthday. Sharou was overjoyed to be reunited with the bicycle he thought he would never see again.

The LAPD strongly encourages bicycle owners to register their bicycles on Bike Index, whether already stolen or not. To register your bicycle, visit Bike Index is a free resource and takes only minutes to register.
For further questions on bicycle theft or registration please call LAPD's West Los Angeles Theft Detectives at (310) 444-1521. Daniil Sharou is available for interview.