A bait bike and the cooperation of three police departments have led to the arrest of two men towing a trailer full of stolen bikes out of the Sea to Sky corridor.
In the early morning hours of Friday (Aug.16) Whistler RCMP received notice their bait bike had been stolen, and began tracking it by GPS southbound on Highway 99, according to a police release. They requested the assistance of Squamish RCMP and then the West Vancouver Police Department who set up a road check at Hwy. 99 and Lawrence Way in West Vancouver. Police located and stopped a U-Haul van and discovered it contained eight bicycles, including the bait bike stolen in Whistler.
Police arrested 2 people, a 45-year-old male from Vancouver and a 47-year-old male from Surrey. Both are very well known to police and will be facing a variety of charges. It is believed that the bicycles located with the bait bike have all been recently stolen in the Sea to Sky corridor. Police are requesting anyone who discovers that their bike has been stolen to immediately contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.