I saw this article in the News Leader for Burnaby and New Westminster. May 24'03
Thief Avoids 'Biker Justice'
A thief was caught Wednesday morning by a police officer in the 600 block of eight avenue trying to steal a harley davidson. It says here that when the thief saw the police officer down the road he freaked out, dropped the bike and fled down the street. The officer thought it looked suspicious and chased him down. Here is the scary thing.......31 year old suspect from Coquitlam was carrying a .22 calibre pistol inside his jacket as well as some postal keys.
He faces charges of possession of a stolen property, theft over 5000, possession of a restricted weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.
The owner of the bike had to be restrained by another police officer.
Now I wonder if he knows about other bikes being stolen or is he independant?