After an investigation that went on for months, the police say they arrested two men (30-year old Sarath Chhean of Toronto, and 28-year old Chan Lyof Bradford) who they say were in possession of several stolen bikes. The investigation, dubbed “Triumph,” also tracked down another 35 stolen bikes, supposedly worth more than $600,000.
Police arrested two men at a GTA storage facility; they also found seven stolen bikes at the facility, and tools that could be used to grind the original VIN off a bike, and stamp a new one.
Allegedly, most of the stolen bikes were nabbed from underground parking garages during the winter, when the owners wouldn’t notice their thefts; then, the supposed crooks would put a new VIN on the bike and sell it on the used market.
The bikes will be returned to the insurance companies who paid out their losses.