Do you know who the ‘Grinder Men' are?

North Vancouver

2017-11-14 20:10 PST

File # 2017-26467

Cutting the lock off of a bike is a quick way to steal a bike. Getting caught doing it on a security camera will hopefully help police identify and arrest the thieves.

male cutting bike lock with a grinder - a lot of sparks flying

On October 10, 2017 the North Vancouver RCMP attended a Lower Lonsdale apartment complex for a complaint of Break & Enter of their storage locker. Security cameras captured two thieves using a portable grinder to cut the locks off various stored bikes. The thieves accessed the storage locker via the underground parking.

Police are reminding everyone who utilizes underground parking and has property in storage lockers to be extra cautious when departing and arriving via the main door. Make sure the door is closed behind you before you drive away, in order to prevent thieves from sneaking in, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. Even the most expensive bike lock offers little resistance to a cutting grinder!

The thieves made off with three bikes from the storage locker; one being a $3700.00 INTENSE ACV mountain bike, brown and gold in color with Serial Number VN16F00971.

If someone can identify the persons of interest pictured above they are asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311, referencing file 2017-26467. Or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

For information on how to protect your bike from theft go to BC.RCMP.

Released by

Cpl. Richard De Jong

Media Relations
North Vancouver RCMP
147 East 14 St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L-2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-990-7450


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