Penticton pawnshop offers support to police bicycle program

Mikes Pawnbrokers is teaming up with Penticton RCMP to help advance the detachment's bicycle registration program, starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 16, 2017

PENTICTON - A Penticton pawnbroker is teaming up with Penticton RCMP to help protect resident’s bicycles.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the RCMP will host a booth at this Saturday’s Community Market, June 17, in front of  Mike’s Pawn Shop at 333 Main Street, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents are invited to come down, find out about the program and register.

The pawnshop is covering the $5 cost of all Project 529 registrations, the detachment’s bicycle registration program, for the next month, beginning tomorrow.

Wrigglesworth says all pawnshops are required to report all daily transactions to the police, adding Mike’s Pawnshop was the only pawnshop in the city to agree not to deal in bicycles last fall when asked by police.

“I approached the pawnshops as a step to curb the illicit trade in bicycles,” Wrigglesworth says.

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