Bike thefts are on the rise, say Whitehorse RCMP


Sarah Murray had finished work for the day in downtown Whitehorse, and was about to go unlock her brand new e-bike and ride home.

“Already I had my bag that was going to go in the panniers, my helmet in the other hand, and my bike’s not there. And you think, ‘is this some kind of sick joke?'” Murray recalled.

“I did a loop of the building, like, ‘is someone pulling my leg?’ And then had to realize that it’s gone. It’s really gone.”

This wasn’t just any old bike that was stolen — it was a $5,000 e-bike that Murray had bought just two weeks ago. It had replaced her old Pontiac

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