As well as the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja locking up thieves who stole a hundred bikes, the Local Police in Pilar de la Horadada have also been getting in on the crime fighting action.
Officers from the Local Police in Pilar de la Horadada have recovered 3 bicycles in the last few days, all of which had been stolen from their rightful owners in the town.
Two of the bikes had been stolen from the coastal area, the third in the vicinity of the “Thiar” secondary school in Pilar de la Horadada, which belongs to a student who used the bike every day to travel to school.
The bike was stolen on Monday and officers were quick to identify the suspect, thus recovering the bike and returning it to a very happy owner.
In order to prevent thefts like this, Pilar de la Horadada council set up a registration system in 2017, where bike owners can register their vehicle and thus reduce the risk of theft, and, if it is stolen, allow for a quicker return if recovered.
A website was set up to facilitate the registration, www.biciregistro.es, which aims to reduce the number of robberies and facilitate the recovery of bicycles anywhere in Spain.
You can register your bike for free, even adding photos, as well as a description, but for a small administration fee of just 7 euro you can also get an identification kit for your bike, which can be done at the validating centre, which in the Municipal Tourism Office, located in Plaza de Campoamor, 2 of Pilar de la Horadada.