Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can tip police off to the location of an e-bike and the man suspected of stealing it from outside the Canadian Tire store at Nanaimo North Town Centre on March 30. (Photo submitted)

Electric bike worth $3,000 stolen in Nanaimo’s north end

Nanaimo RCMP looking for suspect who cut lock and rode off with e-bike Monday

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who allegedly stole an electric bicycle from in front of a north-end business.

The theft happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 30 outside Canadian Tire at Nanaimo North Town Centre. The owner of the bike, which is valued at about $3,000, told police he locked it outside the business and when he returned, just minutes later, it was gone.

Video surveillance showed a male suspect on a BMX bike watching from the parking lot as the owner locked up his bike. Moments later the suspect cut the lock and rode off with it.

The stolen bike is a Giant, black in colour with green lettering on the down tube and has rack on the back with a canvas bag attached. The bike is registered with Project 529.

Anyone with information about the location of the bike or the suspect is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2020-12028.

READ ALSO: Thieves taking advantage of empty streets, say Nanaimo RCMP



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