By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: July 10, 2013
Four more mountain bikes have been stolen this week, Squamish RCMP reports.
On Saturday, July 6, a Santa Cruz Tall Boy mountain bike worth $6500 was stolen from the back of a car while parked at a coffee shop on Government Rd. [manual_related_posts]
The bike was black and orange in colour, with full suspension, a hydraulic seat and a GPS mount on the front handle bars.
The theft occurred between 10 and 10:30 am.
Next day, police received a report of a break and enter in a garage of a residence on Government Rd.
Thieves used a garage door remote opener which they had taken from another vehicle that police say was left insecure.
Two transition mountain bikes, with total value estimated at $6,000, were stolen: One was a yellow, men’s 27 speed Blindside model, and the other was green men’s 27 speed, Covert model.
That same very day, police received a report of a home break-in on Mamquam Road.
A $5,000 Orange coloured, Commencal mountain bike was stolen from the garage of the home.
More than 15 expensive mountain bikes have been stolen in Squamish in the last few weeks, but that is not all.
On Thursday, July 4, police received a report of an attempted vehicle theft from the Willow Cres.
The driver’s side door lock and ignition were damaged, and the vehicle was rummaged through.
Tourist complains about break-ins
Recently, a visitor to Squamish wrote to the district about the problem of break-ins at trail heads.
“People are learning that it’s unsafe to leave cars at Elfin Lake parking lot,” the tourist wrote.
“There are lots of places to hike and ski in B.C., and it isn’t hard for people to go elsewhere.”