A Lambton man has been reunited with his stolen bicycle after Police discovered it in the boot of a car they pulled over.

On Monday, officers were patrolling around Hamilton when they stopped a silver Subaru station wagon for after observing the vehicle had several cracks across the windscreen and non-functioning brake lights.

After conducting a search of the vehicle, police found a near new Evo men’s Mountain Bike worth approximately $5,000. When asked about the bike, the male driver and his passenger told police they had purchased the bike on Facebook Marketplace from an unknown person, which they were unable to provide proof of.

Police seized the bike so they could conduct an enquiry on the bicycle’s serial number, which showed the bike belonged to a Lambton address. A report about the bike being stolen had been given to Police on July 24, 2021.

Police and the owner contacted who attended Newcastle Police Station shortly afterwards to collect it. The male who was in possession of the bicycle was issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Newcastle Local Court for the offence of goods in custody suspected of being stolen.

Pictured: The very happy owner reunited with his bicycle.
Image: Traffic & Highway Patrol NSW