Police in Nanaimo have a possibly stolen bike they would like to return to its owner. Photo submitted

Nanaimo business owner turns possibly stolen bike over to police

Citizen acts on hunch and recovers possibly stolen mountain bike so RCMP can try to find its owner

A Nanaimo business owner who acted on a hunch managed to recover a mountain bike police say was likely stolen.

The incident played out Thursday afternoon next to Departure Bay Road in the 7-Eleven parking lot.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release issued Friday, the business owner happened to be at the store when she spotted a man with what appeared to be a newer-model mountain bike. She struck up a conversation with him and the conversation quickly came around to the notion that the bike might have been stolen and should be turned over to the police. The man did not disagree with her and willingly turned it over, to await the arrival of the Nanaimo RCMP.

“The serial number was checked with negative results and it was not registered at 529 Garage,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in the press release. “There was also a lot of dust on it so it may have been recently been taken from a shed or storage locker. Either way, we hope someone recognizes it and gives us a call.”

The bike is a black and light blue GT Karakoram. Anyone with information about it or who might own it is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and refer to file No. 2019-40943.

Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nanaimo taking inventory of health, housing, homelessness services

Task force launches resource mapping project

Fewer birds tallied in Nanaimo’s recent winter count

1,550 fewer fowl counted than previous year, but there were a few unusual sightings

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Snow-covered sidewalks are a hazard

City refuses to change its current operational practices, says letter writer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Schools should not have been closed Thursday

Our children have missed a day of school because of poor decision-making, says letter writer

Nanaimo mom will celebrate 40th in style after $500,000 lotto win

Crystal Giesbrecht matches all four numbers on BC/49 Extra

VIDEO: Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John’s

A state of emergency is set to extend into a fifth day

Put away the shovels, week of rain ahead for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada calling for wet weather until Sunday

Power lines cut as thieves strike Vancouver Island veterinary hospital

‘Thankfully there weren’t any animals or staff in the clinic when this happened’

Warm ‘blob’ could be behind mass starvation of North Pacific seabirds: study

Unprecedented death toll raises red flag for North American marine ecosystems

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mom shares ‘insane’ experience of viral dinosaur video

Tabitha Cooper filmed her costumed sons meeting their grandma at the Victoria International Airport

Nanaimo council issues permit for mixed-use building on Terminal Avenue

29-unit residential building and café restaurant planned at 930 Terminal Ave.

Nanaimo RCMP arrest man who allegedly pushed clerk to floor during armed robbery

Chase Peter Goodale scheduled to appear in court today, Jan. 20

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

Most Read