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Custom bikes stolen from Vernon BMX Club

This bike was stolen from the Vernon BMX Club. It is described as a Grey RIFT frame with 24 inch wheels and gold accents.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP
May 03, 2019 - 11:17 AM

VERNON - RCMP are reminding bike owners to be diligent in securing their property following the theft of two high-end BMX bikes in Vernon.

The two BMX bikes were reported stolen from the Vernon BMX club's shed yesterday, May 2, according to an RCMP media release. It's thought the theft happened a few days previously.

The two custom built bikes are worth more than $3,500 each.

"The bikes that were taken belong to our track director and longtime serving member of the club of over 20 years. Both volunteer numerous hours a year to the club and program and it is heartbreaking that the thieves just helped themselves to property that doesn't belong to them," BMX club president Shylo Orchard said in the release.

The bikes stolen are described as a Grey Rift frame with 24-inch wheels with gold accents, along with a black Pure frame with 20-inch wheels with orange accents and pink coloured handlebar grips.

"It is evident that bike theft is on the rise given the fact that the weather is warmer and bikes are now out of storage, being used and more visible," Const. Kelly Brett said in the release.

"Recording your bike serial number or registering your bike with Garage 529 are two ways that if your bike is stolen and recovered, it can be returned to you. The police recover a lot of bikes, but unfortunately, there is no way to trace them back to the owner if not reported with the proper information, like a serial number. "

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.  Information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward.

For more information on Garage 529 and to register your bike go here.

The second bike stolen is a Black PURE frame with 20 inch wheels and orange accents with pink coloured handlebar grips.
The second bike stolen is a Black PURE frame with 20 inch wheels and orange accents with pink coloured handlebar grips.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

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