Cyclists steering own investigations into stolen bikes

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By Kimberley Molina, CBC News Ottawa, June 25, 2018

Frustrated cyclists in Ottawa are taking matters into their own hands to retrieve their stolen bikes.

From Facebook groups to user-generated maps and Kijiji stings, many bike owners say they're tired of spinning their wheels waiting for police to solve the thefts, and are instead relying on their own devices to get their property back.

Bruce Goodman's 15-year-old daughter recently found her cable lock cut and lying where her Giant Escape bike had been secured outside the Shaw Centre.