A Tricycle has been used to Chase a Thief (1881)

A Tricycle has been used to Chase a Thief

Tricycles have been adopted by the Coventry police as well as by those of Birmingham.  At the first-mentioned town a constable the other day used one to chase a thief and succeeded in catching him – not, however, it appears, so much by virtue of its superior speed as because the fugitive was taken off his guard, never thinking that it was a “bobby” riding down upon him on the novel machine.

The Graphic, June 25, 1881

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