Woman had bike returned to her after posting footage on citizen journalism website Stomp

Footage from the studio's CCTV camera showed a man walking up to the bicycle, then pushing and riding it away.
Footage from the studio's CCTV camera showed a man walking up to the bicycle, then pushing and riding it away.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - The owner of a yoga studio got her bicycle back after she posted CCTV footage of a man making off with it on citizen journalism website Stomp.

Ms Ashli had left the bicycle outside her studio at the old Singapore Badminton Hall along Guillemard Road on Monday evening (Jan 25). Between 15 minutes to half an hour later, she realised that the bike was missing. "I found out about it nearly five minutes after the guy rode off," she told The Straits Times.

Footage from the studio's CCTV camera showed a man walking up to the bicycle, then pushing and riding it away at about 6.10pm on Monday.

She lodged an online police report, and subsequently sent the footage to Stomp in a bid to recover the bicycle. She also posted an appeal on her Facebook page.

She said she received a call from the police on Wednesday night (Jan 27), informing her that a man had brought the bicycle to them. "He saw himself on Stomp and he returned the bike," she said.

An e-mail sent to Stomp by a member of her staff - and posted on the website's testimonials page - said: "Just want to update you that the man returned the bicycle to the police station. Apparently, he saw himself on Stomp and decided to turn himself in!"

Ms Ashli was reunited with her bicycle on Thursday (Jan 28).