Duncan Gambicourt’s Norco Valence C3 bike was stolen. He was going to use it to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer

LETTER: Bike theft is a big issue that’s under reported

I’m going to get a bike and put a GPS chip in it and leave it in my backyard. Maybe then I’ll find out who commits these irritating crimes.

The Editor,

Re: “Bike stolen from cancer ride participant,” the Now, Aug. 20.

Bike crime runs rampant in Surrey yet I have spoken to the person for the province who monitors crime (sorry I don’t have her name) and it seems to me there is no real interest in being assertive to curb bike theft.

Under reporting is one reason. I have suggested a bait bike program where bikes are equipped with a GPS chip and used in high-theft locations. The technologies now exist to do this. In my complex in Newton, I have had three bikes taken from my backyard in one year. Many more bikes have been stolen over the years.

How many bikes are up for auction every month at the Able Auction police auction? Perhaps a reporter might do a story on this crime and the city’s position and strategy on curbing it.

I’m going to get a bike and put a GPS chip in it and leave it in my backyard. Maybe then I’ll find out who commits these irritating crimes.

Murray Grenier, Surrey

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