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CCTV used to track bike theft suspects
10:00am Sunday 23rd September 2012 in News
TOWN centre CCTV cameras in St Helens have had success in helping police to track down suspected thieves.
Camera operators spotted two young men acting suspiciously near the Argos store on the Hall Street side.
They were going back and forward to two BMX cycles which had been left locked on a cycle stand.
The men were seen to kick at the locks/chains and CCTV staff immediately informed the police and relayed the images direct to the police control room.
The locks eventually snapped, releasing the bikes and the two rode off towards George Street.
Four cameras were used to track their movements.
As they stopped on the canal bank police patrols caught up with them.
Two men were later arrested in connection with the thefts and both cycles were recovered.