I wonder if we'll see a decline in thefts. From what I understand – I live down the street from his shop and several of my friends are cops @ 14 Division – he's a pretty big fish, if not THE BIG FISH
in bike theft in Toronto.
The cops couldn't move in without solid evidence. He never gets his own hands dirty... well, he does, but in bike oil... He never steals the bikes himself.
All they needed was a solid eye witness, in this case the police officers investigating bike theft, to move in. They have so much shit on this guy, and the pile of shit only gets bigger by the day, that there's no way he's coming back. Today I heard from a neighbor that they arrested his wife too for possession of drugs.
Can I finally buy a bike now? I've held off since many of my friends got theirs stolen regardless of the size of the lock they used.
Ironically, his arrest is going to hurt the bike market in Toronto. People will have their bikes for longer so they won't need to purchase new ones.
Now, I don't want to get in trouble for inciting hate and violence, but I'm pretty surprised at how this guy is still alive. He's so well known as the head honcho and the probable destination of your stolen bike that I'm curious why he wasn't made the victim of bike groups vigilante justice.
Regardless of the crimes he's going to be charged with, this is Canada after all so he'll be out in a handful of years. With all these people finding out who stole their bikes, I hope he knows that he won't be safe in this city... You'll know where to find him when 5 years from now, some small Ontario town sees a 500% upshoot in bike theft.