Tel Aviv police confiscate bicycles from refugees who can’t prove ownership

01.07.2011                      29.Siwan, 5771

Polizeiarbeit:

Tel Aviv police confiscate bicycles from refugees who can't prove ownership

Police say the area around the Tel Aviv central bus station has become a hot spot for trade in stolen property, and cyclists are detained without discrimination.

The police have begun confiscating their bicycles say refugees living in Israel who cannot prove they own them, according to the newspaper "The Refugee Voice," which is coming out with its second issue today.
Following a wave of bicycle thefts in Tel Aviv, police in the city instituted a new policy several weeks ago, confronting African asylum seekers who have bicycles and demanding proof they purchased the bikes and didn't than steal them, the paper said….