Richmond RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding two high-end bikes, allegedly stolen along with seven others during a break and enter at a north Richmond store.
Mounties said the alleged theft occurred around 3:30 a.m. on May 21, when two suspects entered a sports store in the 11000-block of Bridgeport Road, near Shell Road, and stole nine high-end bikes.
Six of the bikes were recovered by police on May 26, while a seventh was turned over to police after the purchaser found out it had been stolen, according to Richmond RCMP.
A male suspect was arrested and has since been released. The investigation is ongoing.
“The nine bicycles stolen are extremely valuable and the recovery of these six is significant to the sports store owner, but our work isn’t over. Our investigators remain focused and are working hard to recover the remaining bikes,” said Sgt. Simon Lee, NCO in-charge of Richmond RCMP’s targeted enforcement units.
The two missing bikes are described as:
- Custom built 2020 Rocky Mountain C50 29” Medium with DT Swiss FR560 rims with 240 hub (Serial Number RMVCTFHS9M0709)
- 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer C70 29” Medium
“It’s possible these bicycles have been sold to an unsuspecting buyer,” said Richmond RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Adriana O’Malley.
“These bicycles are not run of the mill bikes. We’re asking anyone who may have purchased or have any knowledge about these bikes to contact us.”
Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information about this incident, is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote File number 2021-13560. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.solvecrime.ca.