By John Smith •
Published: 23 Nov 2020 • 10:36
The recovered bikes and scooters
Credit: Guardia Civil
OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil who had been investigating the theft of large numbers of expensive bicycles in the north of Mallorca since the summer had a breakthrough and arrested a 29-year-old male.
It appeared that he had been stealing the bikes and supplying them to an outlet in Palma and when officers from Arta and Santa Margalida tackled the individual who lived in Alcudia, they discovered six bikes, one valued at around €9,000 as well as four electric scooters and other equipment.
In total some 80 bicycles valued at more than €85,000 were reported as stolen.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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