California newlyweds’ $11K bike found in Victoria

California newlyweds' $11K bike found in Victoria

Cole Nagler, the owner of the bicycle worth $11,000, stands at the VicPD station. The bike was found by police after it was reported stolen Wednesday night. Credit: VicPD

A $11,000 bicycle stolen from a couple on their honeymoon in Victoria was found by police Thursday morning.

The couple, who are both teachers from Morro Bay, California, had locked the bicycle with four others in the back of their van parked on Government Street on Wednesday night. When they returned to their van after dinner, they found out the bike was missing.

Cole Nagler said he and his wife spent most of the day searching around the “underbelly” of Victoria. Police also sent out a photo of the bike, hoping to track it down.

At around 10:45 a.m., VicPD called the couple to tell them the bike had been found.

Police found the bike while conducting an unrelated search warrant in the 500 block of Sumas Street. Four other bicycles, drugs, an electric scooter, bike frames and bike parts were also found during the search and one person was taken into custody.

“This bike was not this clean last night, I’ll tel you that much,” Nagler said.

“Its been about a month of riding dirt roads and driving on dirt roads, so it collected a lot of dirt they definitely did a little cleaning, the chain has been lubed, it looks a lot cleaner than last night when I had it on the car.”

The couple will continue their road trip honeymoon by heading to Tofino.

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