Several bicycles recovered by the Victoria Police Department from a residence on Wark Street. More than 90 bicycles have been reported stolen in the past eight weeks in Victoria and Esquimalt.

Several bicycles recovered by the Victoria Police Department from a residence on Wark Street. More than 90 bicycles have been reported stolen in the past eight weeks in Victoria and Esquimalt.

Spike in Victoria, Esquimalt bicycle thefts prompts police warning

An average of two bikes per day have been stolen throughout Victoria and Esquimalt in the past two months

  • Nov. 12, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The Victoria Police Department is issuing a public warning after more than 90 bicycles were reported stolen in the past two months.

An average of two bike thefts per day are taking place from secured storage lockers in underground parking areas throughout Victoria and Esquimalt, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

“Several bikes have been recovered and returned,” he said. “Bikes and electric scooters have been the target property and officers are hoping community members will keep a keen eye out for any suspicious activity.”

Reserve constables and Crime Watch volunteers are also keeping a close eye on the highest theft areas, he said.

Bicycle owners should always record their bike’s serial number in case of theft, Russell added.

Visit VicPD’s Pinterest page for photos of the stolen bicycles.