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Shuswap residents reminded to lock up their bikes following theft

Stolen and recovered E-bike prompts RCMP warnings to protect bikes and valuables
An e-bike was stolen and recovered in Salmon Arm on Friday, Feb. 10, prompting an RCMP reminder to cyclists to lock up. (Black Press file photo)

Following a recent bike theft, Salmon Arm RCMP are reminding cyclists to keep their bikes locked up.

On Friday, Feb. 10 at around 9:30 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP were called to a local mall. An e-bike was parked outside the mall entrance, not locked up, and the cyclist called RCMP when they came outside and found the bike was missing.

Police found the bike a few blocks away and recovered it.

A man was arrested and detained for a short time, then was later released.

Staff Sgt. Scott West reminds cyclists to lock up all bikes, including e-bikes, mountain bikes and even children’s bikes.

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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