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Thief strikes Big Bike charity team in Richmond

Around $2,000 stolen during Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser in Steveston
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Up to 30 people can take part on each Big Bike during the Heart and Stroke Foundation's annual fundraiser. This picture on Twitter shows the Richmond Chamber of Commerce team, including MLA John Yap. The chamber team was not the target of the theft.

Thieves struck at the Big Bike Ride charity event held in Steveston last week.

Around $2,000 worth of donations are believed to have been taken from one of the four local teams taking part in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s (HSF) annual fundraiser, which involves teams of up to 30 people riding a giant bike in unison around the village for two kilometres.

It’s not clear which one of the teams fell victim to the theft or how the money was stolen.

The HSF’s Vancouver office wasn’t prepared to give out the details of the theft, saying only that it was “deeply concerned” about the money going missing.