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Conway Police Department returns stolen bicycles to owners

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Conway police wheeled out lost or stolen goods on Thursday, and what's unique about this particular lineup is that police are trying to return these items to the appropriate owners.

LaTresha Woodruff with Conway police explained, "We have found ourselves with an abundance of bicycles."

The department is storing 36 bikes in their evidence room, and now they are turning to the public for help on locating the owners of them because they are simply running out of space. Typically, word gets around that bikes have been recovered, and you can always go to the police station to redeem it. But this year Conway police turned to the internet for help.

"We decided that we would put pictures of these bicycles on our website," Woodruff said.

While the department has not been able to reunite anyone with their bicycles just yet, the posts have most certainly generated a lot of interest. One Facebook user wrote, "Sadly, it's been over a year since Ian's bike was stolen, I can't even remember what his looked like. I think this is great that you are putting this out there." Woodruff added, "Just in time for the holidays, we hope to reunite people with their lost or stolen bicycles. A little Christmas gift from us to them."

To prevent your bicycle from being stolen, Conway police suggest putting your bicycle inside of your home or garage, or locking it up with a bike lock.

To take a look at the lost and stolen bicycles, click here.