What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: May 31, 2018

Bike Thefts on the Rise (with photo)

Files: 2018-608870/ 703248/ 651061/ 683039/ 682199/ 694653/ 703805/ 711184

St. Albert, AB - 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 Sport 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.

Anyone who has any information as to the identity of the party or parties responsible is asked to call St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE. All information is strictly confidential and you do not have to reveal your identity.

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