October 12, 2016 - 5:00 PM
PENTICTON - Police continue to warn residents not to leave vehicles unsecured and to protect their bicycles after a number of thefts in the city kept Penticton RCMP busy last week.
Community Policing Coordinator Rick Dellebuur says police were called to the Ramada Inn at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 4 after a guest reported the theft of two bikes out of the back of a Toyota Highlander the previous night.
A Rocky Mountain Prestige, white, carbon fibre mountain bike valued at $2,500 and a dark grey “Altitude" model Rocky Mountain bike, valued at $4,000, were taken.
That same afternoon, a Ford Taurus was stolen from a parking spot in front of Nancy’s Nails in the Walmart plaza. The keys had been left under the seat and the vehicle unlocked at the time of the theft.
Another bike was taken from in front of McDonalds on Main Street the same day.
“If you leave your bike unlocked and unattended, it’s going to be missing,” Dellebuur warned.
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