Latest ‘bait bike’ sting leads to charges

Police have charged two Ottawa men after a two-day “bait bike” blitz on Aug. 29 and 30.

The program involves using unattended bicycles as bait for would-be thieves.

Police conducted the sting in response to an increasing number of bike thefts in the downtown area, with a focus on “theft hot spots” in Centretown, the Byward Market, Sandy Hill and Vanier.