Bike thieves caught on video

A pair of thieves who stole two bicycles from a motel in the 1500-block of Victoria Street were caught on surveillance video.

The bikes were secured to a vehicle overnight July 2 using an easily defeated cable lock. The surveillance video shows two male culprits cutting the cable and stealing the bikes.

Despite not being provided with serial numbers, the Prince George RCMP have been able to recover one of the stolen bicycles, valued at $1,500, while the other, black and green mountain bike valued at $500, remains at large.

Suspect 1 described as:

  • Male
  • Wearing a hooded grey sweater with black sleeves, green pants, white runners and a ball cap.

Suspect 2 described as:

  • Male
  • Wearing a hooded black sweater, bright blue hat, grey sweatpants and bright orange shoes.

Both suspects wore masks to cover their faces.

The Prince George RCMP are requesting all bike owners secure their bikes using high-quality locks designed for bicycles and avoid using inexpensive cable and chain locks. Whenever possible, keep bicycles locked and indoors.

Bikes get stolen from everywhere in every community, said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. Whether you are here in Prince George, visiting a small town or vacationing in a big city, always take extra precautions to secure your bicycles. They are extremely sought after by thieves.

Use of a bike registration, reporting and recovery system like 529 Garage, is highly recommended. At minimum, take a few minutes and document the make, model, serial number and colour of your bicycle, and take a photograph for your records.

If you have any information about property related crimes or the persons responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.