Are you missing your mountain bike?
2021-01-06 10:51 PST
File # 2020-45715
The Nanaimo RCMP is in possession of a relatively new and expensive mountain bike which was seized on December 24, 2020, on View St in south Nanaimo. Picture attached.
At approximately 1:30 pm a patrol officer noticed a man riding a bike without a helmet and on the wrong side of the road. When the officer stopped to speak with the individual, he noticed that the bike was covered in duct tape, and that the serial number was also covered over in tape. The bike was a green/grey Giant Reign with an estimated value of $2500-$3000. The Rock Shox components were also covered in duct tape, making the bike appear to be grey in colour.
The 32-year-old cyclist told the officer he paid $300 for the bike but could not say offer any further information. Based on the officer’s observations, he formed the opinion that the bike had most likely been stolen. The serial number was checked on police databases and at that time, it had not been reported stolen. The man voluntarily gave the bike over to the officer. He was then presented with several violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act for operating a bike without a helmet and riding on the wrong side of the road.
If you have any information on the ownership of this bike, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 20202-45715.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
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