Metro Vancouver Police are searching for clues after an entire shipment of pricey mountain bikes was stolen in Delta.
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.
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.
An empty shipping container was found a day after the theft, abandoned on the side of Highway 17.
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.
The expensive bikes were meant to be distributed to a number of dealers across the country.
A number of bikes have been discovered in Ontario, although the majority are still unaccounted for.
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.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 604-946-4411.