Thursday, 31 May 2018

Bike Thefts on the Rise in St. Albert

Surveillance photo of a male suspect in one bike theft
RCMP Alberta - St. Albert RCMP are alerting the community that there have been 7 reports of stolen bicycles in the city in the month of May. The majority of these bikes were left unlocked which is making them an easy target for criminals.

May 5, 2018, an orange men's Marlin 6 track mountain bike was stolen from outside the Landmark theatre between 7 pm and 10 pm.

May 9, 2018, a kid's blue and red bike was stolen from the front entrance of Nevada Place.

May 14, 2018, a locked up white, 21 speed hybrid mountain equipment ghost bike was stolen from in front of Sports Check around 8:40 pm.

May 19, 2018, a black and orange 21 speed bike was stolen from inside a residential garage on Woodlands Close between 8:45 and 9:00 pm.

May 19, 2018, at about 11:00 pm, a gold gt bmx bike with brown tires was stolen from Lions' park. The bike had a red sticker on the frame.

May 21, 2018, a 27 speed, blue and white trek men's mountain bike was stolen from the rear entrance of the Save On Foods store on the north end of St. Albert Trail between 2 pm and 5 pm.

May 21, 2018, an orange with white forks Norco Mountain bike was stolen from in front of Wal Mart around 6 pm.

St. Albert RCMP do not know if these thefts are connected in any way, but are asking for the help of the public to prevent these thefts. A strong Crime Reduction Strategy would be to please record the serial number, make and model of all your bicycles, and keep this information in a secure spot in case of theft. St. Albert Neighbourhood Watch has a free serial number registry available to residents at www.SerialNumberRegistry.ca that would be a safe and secure way to protect this information.

St. Albert RCMP are also asking for help in identifying a suspect from one of these thefts. If you have any information about these or any crimes, call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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