A pair of would-be bicycle thieves likely thought they’d made a good haul Friday morning, but West Vancouver police were there to let the air out of their tires.
Two men from Surrey and Vancouver were arrested Friday morning while transporting a trailer full of bicycles reported stolen in Whistler.
Among the eight bikes was a “bait bike” — a bicycle with a hidden GPS transponder, deliberately placed by Whistler RCMP with the intent of using it to track a thief.
Whistler Mounties then worked with their colleagues down the Sea to Sky Highway to bring the suspects in.
“Upon Whistler (RCMP)’s request, we assisted. We set up a road block and we were in contact with Whistler the whole time,” said Sgt. Tim Kravjanski. “We stopped the vehicle and took two into custody. . . . GPS indicated it was that vehicle.”
Police are recommending several charges for the suspects.
West Vancouver police frequently work with RCMP detachments on the North Shore and up Highway 99 when investigations spill over municipal borders.
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