File #2017-7639

Date of Crime

- August 24, 2017

Address

4700 Block of Gertrude Street

Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crime:

In the early morning hours of Thursday August 24th, an unknown person stole a bike that was left outside a local fitness facility.
At 5:30 AM, the unknown suspect stole a brand new black Adventure folding 21 speed bicycle that had been left outside a fitness facility in the 4700 block of Gertrude St. In the early afternoon of the same day, the thief brought the bike to a local sporting retail outlet and tried to return it for cash. The store owner, having been alerted to the theft, managed to keep the bike and the suspect fled the store.
The suspect is described as a First Nations man, early to mid 20’s, approx. 6 feet tall, slender build, short dark hair and he has a tattoo on the back of his left hand between the thumb and index finger.
Anyone with information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at
250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:
• by phone: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
• online: www.solvecrime.ca
• by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)

theft of folding bike