DUSTIN HOFER/Facebook                                The owner of Pride Motorsports in Cobble Hill shared live video as he located and recovered a motorcycle stolen from his business the day before.

DUSTIN HOFER/Facebook The owner of Pride Motorsports in Cobble Hill shared live video as he located and recovered a motorcycle stolen from his business the day before.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protect rights of theft victims

I can’t understand why the RCMP couldn’t act for arrest or charges, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Vigilante takes back motorbike in Harewood, Sept. 13.

This article told how the owner of Pride Motorsports had one of his motorcycles stolen from his dealership. He had video surveillance of the thief. I can’t understand why the RCMP couldn’t act for arrest or charges. At the very least, they could have gotten the thief for possession of stolen property. They did find it and confirmed it to be the same bike on the culprit’s property. I think the owner did the right thing, as I really doubt the RCMP’s statement that the bike would have been recovered if left in RCMP’s hands. The police would probably be too busy with the mountain of other crimes in this city to do due justice to this project. After all, police stated that an arrest or charges would be highly unlikely. Why? Is the protection of a business not important enough? Who is running our city? The criminals? The rights of the criminals over the rights of the law abiding citizens?

Anita Bigland, Nanaimo


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