North Vancouver RCMP arrest suspected bike thief, execute search warrant at storage unit

North Vancouver

2022-10-21 10:53 HAP

Dossier nº 2022-1554

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On October 18, North Vancouver RCMP arrested a 50-year-old male after receiving information from a victim of bicycle theft that their stolen bike had been listed on Facebook Marketplace. The bike was reported stolen from a North Vancouver business during a break and enter that occurred on January 20, 2022. The owner of the bike continued to check popular resale websites for their stolen property, and when they saw the bike, they notified RCMP.

"Investigators moved quickly to apprehend a suspect in the investigation," said Sgt. Peter DeVries of North Vancouver RCMP. The suspect is a 51-year-old man of no fixed address, and he is known to police. "As a result of the investigation, officers were also able to obtain and execute a search warrant at a storage facility in Vancouver," said DeVries. More than 15 high-end bicycles, frames and assorted parts were seized during the execution of the search warrant. Efforts are now underway to identify the owners of the property.

"We encourage anyone who has been victim of bicycle theft to go online and search for your bike," said DeVries. "If you see it, please contact your local police."

The arrest and subsequent search warrant also highlights the value of recording serial numbers, taking photos, and marking bicycles with identifiers, said DeVries.

Record Details About Your Bike

Know where to find your bicycle's serial number

Know where to find your bicycle's serial number 1-Underside of crank (most common location) 2-Headset 3-Rear stays 4-Seat down tube next to crank 5-Top of crank

Target Harden In Public

image of bicycles left unlocked in the bed of a pickup truck

Be Vigilant At Home

Wall hanging bike rack

 

Diffusé par :

Gend. Mansoor Sahak

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de North Vancouver
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)
147, 14e Rue Est, North Vancouver (C.-B.) V7L 2N4
Bureau : 604-985-1311
Cellulaire : 778-228-1619

Courriel : mansoor.sahak@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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