Within the past week the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated numerous bicycle thefts from across the detachment area. The nicer weather appears to have triggered bicycle thieves within many of Perth County’s communities.
During the early hours of Saturday July 18th, a garage on Donegan St. West in Listowel was broken into and a high-end road bicycle was removed from within. The white 2015 OPUS 21speed road-bike had a rack in the back and an attachment for a front basket. The bike had a bell and a mirror as well as a digital speedometer.
Sometime between Saturday night July 18th, and Sunday morning July 19th, three bicycles were stolen from beside a home on Jones St. East in St.Marys. The bikes are described as follows:
- Bike#1. SUBROSA BMX bike, Model Salvador, purple/green in colour, adult frame
- Bike#2. KHJ Mountain bike, Model 25P, red in colour, adult frame
- Bike#3. KHS Mountain bike, Model DJ200, blue in colour, child frame
On Monday July 20th, the owner of a black HARROW Railer X5 adult sized bicycle contacted police and advised that the bike had been stolen from a bike rack located on Main St. West in Listowel sometime shortly after midnight and 10 a.m. Monday July 20th. The front tire was removed to circumvent the bicycle lock.
Between 9 p.m. Monday July 20th, and 8 a.m. Tuesday July 21st, a bicycle was stolen from inside a residential garage on St. Andrew St. in St.Marys. Description of bicycle:
Mens GT Avalanche 3.0, black in colour with large blue streaks. It is described as a hardtail bike with front shocks and hydraulic disc brakes.
The owner of a bicycle that was locked and attached to a bicycle rack on Nelson Ave. South in Listowel, contacted police to advise that a 26” wheel had been stolen from her bicycle sometime on Monday July 20th.
Anyone with information about these thefts or the whereabouts of the bikes is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000