October 16, 2018
Police seek information regarding stolen shipment of Rocky Mountain bikes
Delta Police is working with police in Eastern Canada in regard to a large shipment of Rocky Mountain bikes stolen September 24, 2018.
A container shipment of the bikes – unassembled and in boxes – arrived at the 1600 block of Clivedon Avenue in Delta at 3:30 pm, Sept. 24. By 9:30 pm the container had been removed from the lot, by a semi-truck, suspected to be stolen out of Richmond.
The container contained 160 Rocky Mountain bikes, which retail from $3,000 – $6,000 each. The total value of the stolen bikes, all 2019 models, is between $600,000-$800,000. The stolen models include the Slayer Carbon 50, Altitude Powerplay, Pipeline and Altitude. The bikes were intended to be sent to a network of dealers across Canada.
The empty container was located a day after the theft, abandoned at the side of Highway 17.
Delta Police did not alert the public when the bikes were first stolen, as police wanted to pursue a variety of investigative avenues.
Recently the bikes have begun to surface in Ontario. However, the majority of the bikes are still outstanding. The full list of serial numbers of the missing bikes is available at https://bit.ly/2CO8fuK
“Our officers are looking for any information that leads to the recovery of the bikes, or the arrest of the people involved,” says Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police. Please call 604-946-4411 and quote file 18-21596.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of a criminal or recovery of stolen property.