Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your help in locating a competitive athlete’s unique stolen bicycle and the man suspected of stealing it from a downtown hotel yesterday.
Staff from a downtown hotel, located in the 700-block of Douglas Street, called officers just before 9 p.m. last night to report that a theft of a bicycle from their locked storage area had occurred at 5:45 p.m. Friday.
The bicycle belongs to a young competitive downhill mountain bike athlete, who was staying at the hotel for the competition.
The bicycle is a 2017 black Devinci Spartan Carbon XL mountain bike, with black and charcoal lettering on the frame, custom handle bars, a red “Spank” rear rim, Rock-shox front suspension and “Schwalde” Big Barry tires. The bicycle is valued at approximately $10,000. Adding to the misfortune, the custom bicycle was stolen on the young athlete’s birthday. Two photos of the bicycle are below.
The suspect was caught on surveillance video. He is described as a Caucasian man, aged between 25 to 35-years old, standing five feet, eleven inches tall with a medium build. He has short brown hair with a receding hairline that is thinning on top. He was wearing a blue jacket, black pants and black shoes and was carrying a black bag at the time of the theft. A photograph of the suspect is below.
If you recognize the bicycle or the suspect please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. If you see the suspect and bicycle please call 911.