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Stolen bike recovered in Saskatoon after man has trouble putting on tire

Stolen bike recovered after Saskatoon police officers watch man having trouble putting on a tire. File / Global News

Saskatoon police have recovered another stolen bicycle after spotting a man having trouble putting on a tire.

Officers were in the 100-block of Clancy Drive at around 11:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday when they saw a man having trouble attaching a bike tire to the frame.

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A closer inspection by the officers found that the tire did not fit the bicycle.

A check of the serial number found that the bike was reported stolen in June.

The 49-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and breach of an undertaking.

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Police officials said the recording of serial numbers assists investigators and can help the rightful owner claim their stolen property.

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