One man is in custody again after being arrested twice in two days, as police allege he was in possession of four stolen bikes.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 24th, police received a call of a suspicious man with two bikes on West Broadway near Alma Street. Officers attended the area and were approached by a citizen who advised that the man had just tried to sell him what he believed were stolen bikes.

A search of the area resulted in officers locating the man in possession of the two bikes. A check of serial numbers found that one of them had been reported stolen in Delta in 2012. Both bikes were seized to return to the owners and for further investigation.

Unfortunately, there was not enough evidence to support arresting the man for criminal charges.

The man was allowed to proceed on his way, but police kept a close watch. About an hour later, he allegedly broke into a home near Broadway and Trutch Street, stole a bike and helmet, and fled the home. Officers took him into custody without incident at Trutch Street near West 4th Avenue.

Thirty-two-year-old Devon Reid L’Heureux was taken to jail and charged with break and enter.

At about 4:30 p.m. on May 25th, the accused was released from the Vancouver Jail on an undertaking with several conditions. He remained in the Downtown Eastside for a short time after leaving the jail before hopping on a bus to the Kitsilano area of Vancouver. L’Heureux was then observed looking into multiple yards before allegedly entering the yard of a home near Blenheim Street and West 4th Avenue and rapidly exiting riding a mountain bike.

Police were able to speak with the owner and quickly confirmed the bike was stolen. When a K9 officer moved in to make an arrest near West 1st Avenue and Dunbar Street, the man tried to flee. He did not get far before being apprehended by the dog, just four hours after leaving jail. Additional charges have been recommended.

Police recover hundreds of bikes every year and want to remind everyone how important it is to record your serial number to help police return stolen property to their rightful owner.

Learn more about the VPD’s Log It, Lock It or Lose It program and what you can do to help prevent your bike from being stolen.