Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Atapuma wins first Suisse climbing stage; Nail biting final sees Majerus win stage 1 in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Five bicycles in Kalamazoo; Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data with immediate effect; Ryder on Meyer leaving Dimension Data: ‘It’s sad for all of us’; The races across and down America: Infected dog bites, a record holder out and flat batteries; Gay cycling champ promotes an authentic and visible life; Police searching for man placing tacks along cycling routes; IAM Cycling bus gets stuck at Tour de Suisse; Thousands of naked cyclists hope to increase awareness in Mexico; On-board footage from Tour de Suisse, stage 4; A day with Toms Skujins at Tour de Suisse; Spanish paralympian training for Rio

Police searching for man placing tacks along cycling routes

by CyclingTips

Police are seeking help to identify a man following a series on criminal damage incidents where someone placed tacks on bike paths in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. They now have an image of the suspect and a vehicle.

Boroondara Crime Investigation Unit detectives released CCTV images of a suspect along with a picture of his car they believe to be a 2015 Volkswagen.

Over the past two years large amounts of 1cm upholstery tacks have been thrown on Yarra Boulevard between the Studley Park Road overpass and the Chandler Highway exit, a common route for cyclists. Police estimate between 500 and 800 punctured tyres recorded in the area during the past two years, however both those figures are believed to be much higher due to non-reporting. The cost is estimated to be $5,000.

“It’s been an outrageous event that’s been happening over a two-year period now,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Standish. “It’s a pathetic, ridiculous act. If they’ve got a gripe with cyclists this isn’t the way to go about it.”

Anyone who can identify the man or with information about the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.

Click through to read more at The Age.

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