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Facebook picture leads police to alleged thief

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VERNON - A stolen dirt bike may have been identified and brought to the attention of police thanks to Facebook.

RCMP received a report of the theft of a $4200 2007 Yamaha dirt bike Aug. 6. It was taken from a locked shed in teh Springfield Road area of Coldstream. 

The owner of the bike believed the bike was shown on a Facebook page of a Vernon area person and told police, who went to the person's home to speak with them. 

"The bike was located," RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said in a press release. "It had been painted to attempt to hid the identity of it."

The investigation continues to determine if charges will be laid.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotel.ca, call (250)309-5230 or tweet @charhelston.

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