After a large shipment of mountain bikes was stolen in Metro Vancouver, some of them have been located in Ontario. However, the majority remain missing and police in Delta, B.C., and Ontario are working together to recover them.
According to Delta Police, a container shipment of 160 unassembled Rocky Mountain bikes in boxes arrived at the 1600-block of Cliveden Avenue on Annacis Island at 3:30 p.m. on September 24.
By 9:30 p.m., the container had been removed from the lot by a semi-truck that is suspected to have been stolen from Richmond.
The stolen models include the Slayer Carbon 50, Altitude Powerplay, Pipeline, and Altitude.
The bikes, which were all 2019 models, were slated to be delivered to a network of dealers across Canada and retail from $3,000 to $6,000 each. The total value of the bikes is between $600,000 to $800,000.
A day after the theft, the empty shipping container was located abandoned at the side of Highway 17.
According to Delta Police, some of the bikes have recently begun appearing in Ontario but the majority of the bikes remain missing.
Anyone who has information about the bikes or anyone involved is asked to contact Delta Police at 604-946-4411 (regarding file 18-21596) or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.