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Public rental bike in Ho Chi Minh City stolen

Public rental bike in Ho Chi Minh City stolen

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 10:02 GMT+7
Public rental bike in Ho Chi Minh City stolen
Public bikes available for rent in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre

One public bicycle for rent in Ho Chi Minh City was reported stolen recently and then retrieved by police officers, according to Tri Nam Digital Transportation Services Joint Stock Company, the public bike rental service provider in the city.

The company was notified on Tuesday via its burglary alarm system that a bike with the plate number X51H-21.888 was traveling when it had not been rented.

The company’s dispatch team immediately tracked the GPS location of the lost bike and teamed up with local police to inspect a local household on the Cach Mang Thang Tam Street section passing through Ward 6, Tan Binh District.

The forces then found the bike with the plate number mentioned above and discovered that someone had sold the bike to the current owner.

Tri Nam Company reported the case to police officers in Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 for further investigation.

As of Wednesday, police managed to arrest the thief and retrieve the bike.

Officers are working to take further legal action against the bike thief.

Ho Chi Minh City launched the public bike rental service on December 16, 2021, arranging 500 bikes at 43 stations in inner-city areas to serve local residents and tourists.

The local administration and the service provider are set to expand the service in the city as well as to other localities.

Many unexpected issues linked to the service have arisen, such as bikes being stolen or hung upside down from trees.

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Minh Duy - Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre News

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