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Police report more bike thefts; Facebook group formed to help find stolen bikes

Police report another long list of bicycles stolen in the area over the past week. A local Facebook group has formed to help identify and recover stolen bikes in the city.
August 10, 2016 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - Bicycle thefts continue to occur at an alarming rate in Penticton and a Facebook group has been created to help reunite stolen bikes with their owners.

RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the theft of numerous bikes in the city and outlying communities last week including the following incidents:

  • Two bikes stolen from a residence on Railway Lane in Okanagan Falls overnight Monday, Aug.1. A blue and white Norco Kokanee and a green and black Myka, valued at $2,000 each were reported missing.
  • A white, teal Myka Specialized bike was taken from a South Main Street, Penticton address the same night.
  • A boys’ black and blue mountain bike was stolen from a Braelyn Crescent address Tuesday night.
  • A 21 speed purple bike was stolen from a Calgary Avenue address.
  • Overnight on Wednesday, Aug. 3, a red and white mountain bike was taken from a Perkins Crescent address. The chain was cut.
  • Police report the theft of a Rocky Mountain Pipeline mountain bike, valued at $5,000 from an undisclosed location overnight Aug.3.
  • On Aug. 8, two mountain bikes were reported taken from the back of a pickup truck parked at the Ramada Inn.

A Facebook group called Stolen/missing bikes in Penticton has been created in recent weeks to help find and return stolen bikes.

Members are encouraged to post a description, a photo and the police file number of their missing bicycle.

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