DELTA Police are working with police in eastern Canada in regard to a large shipment of Rocky Mountain bikes stolen September 24.
A container shipment of the bikes – unassembled and in boxes – arrived at the 1600-block of Clivedon Avenue in Delta at 3:30 p.m. on September 24. By 9:30 p.m. 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 to $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 say they did not alert the public when the bikes were first stolen as they 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,” said Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police, on Tuesday. 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.