Electrical bike heist caught on surveillance video in North Okanagan – Okanagan
A thief focused a motorcycle firm within the North Okanagan early Monday morning and carried out an formidable heist below a cloak of darkness.
Kalyn Webster, 24, owns Electrical Fats Bike Firm in Coldstream, B.C., and says atleast $40,000 value of property was stolen.
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Webster operates the enterprise subsequent door to his private residence and woke to seek out six e-bikes, two dust bikes, a jet boat, energy instruments and batteries lacking.
“Undoubtedly fairly infuriating that it was proper below our noses,” he mentioned.
Webster reviewed the surveillance footage of the property and found a person sporting a black ski masks with a head lamp arrive at round 1 a.m. in a white flat deck truck.
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The thief initially stole 4 electrical bikes and a few instruments, however returned two hours later to steal extra bikes and the boat.
“It regarded like, at first, he was solely moving into for a pair issues and it regarded like he acquired increasingly snug within the time that he was there,” Webster mentioned.
Webster, who based the corporate in 2017 to import and promote electrical fats bikes, mentioned it can have an effect on his livelihood.
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“Two of them had been my demo bikes, so I’m at the moment offered out till August and people had been the bikes I used to be utilizing to promote and pre-order the bikes, so the difficult half might be not having the bike to demo,” he mentioned.
The time period ‘fats bike’ refers to bikes with extra-wide tires, which permits riders to traverse difficult terrain comparable to deep sand and snow that may in any other case be tough to journey.
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP detachment has not returned a request for remark.
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