July 12, 2016 - 7:30 PM
PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP hope some additional publicity will help return a stolen bicycle to it rightful owner.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says a bicycle turned into the detachment on Saturday, July 9, and may have been stolen in Surrey two or three years ago, according to the person who turned it in.
The bike was stored for several years in the belief a friend had left it behind following a large party.
The person who turned the bike into the police eventually realized the value of it and checked for a serial number, but discovered it had been removed.
Assuming the bike most likely to have been stolen, he turned it over to the RCMP.
Wrigglesworth says the bike possibly belongs to a Surrey resident who will have a sales receipt or a police report of the theft to prove ownership.
The bike is believed to have retailed around $4,000 and is described as a specialized “Roubaix,” carbon frame bike, blue in colour with grey stripes, Bontrager tires, Shimano Ultrega wheels and components and a Selle Italia ladies gel seat.
The owner of the bike is asked to contact Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP at: 250-460-2157.
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