Be aware of brazen bike thieves

On Friday afternoon (Feb. 22), I had my bicycle locked up to the bicycle racks located beside the front door of our SOS Thrift Shop, located at 188 West Hirst Ave in Parksville.

When I came out of the shop I noticed my seat and seat post missing from my bike. Not only were these thieves brave enough to do this in the middle of the afternoon, right beside the front door of the busy thrift shop, they also came prepared with the correct Allen key needed to master the job.

When I relayed this story to other customers on Monday (March 4) who were parking their bicycles outside the thrift shop to raise their awareness, they found the story hard to believe, comments included “… I didn’t think that would be possible here… I’ve been parking my bike here for years…”

I have regularly and frequently parked my bicycle there while I shopped at the thrift shop for the past two years without incident. This was a first for me and I have been a commuter cyclist for many years.

As community members, please be vigilant to monitor for any suspicious activity at all times to discourage this type of activity happening in our neighbourhood.

Elizabeth Enns

Parksville

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