Police say expensive bikes stolen from shipping container in Delta have shown up in Ontario

Police say expensive bikes stolen from shipping container in Delta have shown up in Ontario
Container of expensive bicycles stolen in B.C. may have surfaced in Ontario, police say
DELTA, B.C. – Police in Delta, B.C., are investigating the theft of a large shipping container of high-end bikes worth up to $800,000, and say some of them have surfaced in Ontario.

Police say in a release that boxes of the unassembled 2019 models of Rocky Mountain bikes arrived in Delta on Sept. 24 but the container was removed that evening by a semi-truck that is believed to have been stolen from nearby Richmond.

Police say in a release that boxes of the unassembled 2019 models of Rocky Mountain bikes arrived in Delta on Sept. 24 but the container was removed that evening by a semi-truck that is believed to have been stolen from nearby Richmond.

The Delta Police Department says the 160 bikes retail for between $3,000 to $6,000 each and include the Slayer Carbon 50, Altitude Powerplay, Pipeline and Altitude models.

Police in Delta are investigating the theft of a large shipping container of high-end bikes worth up to $800,000, and say some of them have surfaced in Ontario. Photo by Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images

The department says it did not immediately alert the public because it was pursuing a variety of leads but now some of the bikes have recently started showing up in Ontario.

DELTA — Police in Delta are investigating the theft of a large shipping container of high-end bikes worth up to $800,000, and say some of them have surfaced in Ontario.

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The department says it did not immediately alert the public because it was pursuing a variety of leads but now some of the bikes have recently started showing up in Ontario.

Metro Vancouver Police are searching for clues after an entire shipment of pricey mountain bikes was stolen in Delta.

The Delta Police Department says the 160 bikes retail for between $3,000 to $6,000 each and include the Slayer Carbon 50, Altitude Powerplay, Pipeline and Altitude models.

The container with a shipment of Rocky Mountain Bikes, unassembled and in boxes, was first delivered to Cliveden Avenue in Delta the afternoon of September 24.

Police say in a release that boxes of the unassembled 2019 models of Rocky Mountain bikes arrived in Delta on Sept. 24 but the container was removed that evening by a semitruck that is believed to have been stolen from nearby Richmond.

Before 10 pm that same day, the container was taken away from the lot by a semi-truck, which police believe was stolen out of Richmond.

Police say in a release that boxes of the unassembled 2019 models of Rocky Mountain bikes arrived in Delta on Sept. 24 but the container was removed that evening by a semitruck that is believed to have been stolen from nearby Richmond.

The shipment contained 160 Rocky Mountain bikes, including new 2019 models of the  Slayer Carbon 50, Altitude Powerplay, Pipeline, and Altitude. Each bike retails for approximately $3,000 to $6,000, with an estimated total of $600,000 to $800,000 being stolen.

Delta Police say they chose not to alert the public when the bikes were first stolen so they could investigate a handful of different leads.

“Our officers are looking for any information that leads to the recovery of the bikes, or the arrest of the people involved,” says Cris Leykauf of the Delta Police.

The department says it did not immediately alert the public because it was pursuing a variety of leads but now some of the bikes have recently started showing up in Ontario.