Campbell River RCMP are on the hunt for a mountain bike that was stolen from some campers at Elk Falls last week.
According to Campbell River RCMP, a group of campers staying at Elk Falls Provincial Park campground when a red and white Specialized brand mountain bike was stolen from them as they slept.
The incident happened on July 4.
Const. Maury Tyre of the Campbell River RCMP said in a press release that the expensive bike belonged to a young man who worked hard to acquire it and considered it his prized possession.
The full suspension Specialized mountain bike was the prized possession of a young man who had worked very hard to be able to acquire it. We would very much appreciate the public’s help to locate it, Tyre said, adding.
Unfortunately, the folks who steal such items seem to have very little restraint in what they are doing and bike thefts keep occurring in rather brazen fashion.
The stolen full suspension mountain bike is a Specialized Big Hit 2 that has front and rear disc brakes and 26-inch tires.
As a result of the theft, Campbell River RCMP reminding campers to be aware of their belongings when camping and ensure that all valuable objects are securely locked or stored somewhere safe.
“Would be thieves can be quite resourceful at snapping cheaper locks and chains. Items such as bicycles, generators, and other camping gear appear to be hot commodities on the black market. It’s extremely important that owners keep serial numbers of their valuables making it more difficult to re-sell,” said Tyre.
Anyone with information about the stolen bike is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.