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Two men are facing charges after several e-bike shops in the city were burglarized, police say. (Chris Seto/CBC)

Two men are now facing charges after the alleged theft of several e-bikes and mopeds — one of which was recovered at the scene of a crash where a person died, police say.

According to a police news release, on July 22 at around 3:40 a.m. two men broke into a secure compound at PJ’s Automotive at 710 Cannon St. E. and stole a moped.

Police say that moped was then recovered on Aug. 4, at the scene of a traffic fatality in central Hamilton, where a man drove into a fence and died at the scene.

Const. Claus Wagner told CBC News he couldn’t talk about the connection between that man and the two men who allegedly broke into the automotive shop, as the matter is before the courts.

Then on July 23, police say, the same two original men forced a door open at EMMO Hamilton e-bike shop before they opened and stole two e-bikes.

Then on Aug. 7, the same two men broke into the Electric Avenue e-bike shop and stole two more e-bikes, which were later found in an alley, police say.

Investigators say that they have tracked down two men, who are now facing charges.

A 49-year-old Hamilton man is facing three charges of breaking and entering, while a 31-year-old Brantford man is facing three charges of breaking and entering, three counts of failing to comply with his probation, and possession of burglary tools.

Source: CBC News