PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Three people have been arrested after the RCMP’s BAIT Bike was stolen three times on Thursday…
Police say over the course of two hours, the BAIT Bike was stolen three times. Police are not disclosing the BAIT bikes info but also say the longest the bike was deployed before being stolen was 25 minutes.
“The theft of bicycles in our community is a big issue” says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP and coordinator of the Detachment’s anti-bike theft initiative. “Thieves specifically target bicycles for a quick and easy profit, and the bait bike initiative specifically targets the thieves.”
Deven Douglas OULETTE, 24 years-old, and Stacie Anne BUTTEE, 46 years-old, have both been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with Theft Under $5000. The third suspect, a 19 year-old female, was released on a Promise to Appear for Court later this spring. All three currently reside in Prince George.
The Prince George RCMP will continue to target bike thieves through this program and other enforcement tactics.