E-bike stolen from Grand Forks senior’s home

RCMP asking for anyone with information to contact them
Grand Forks RCMP are asking anyone with information over the theft of an E-bike owned by Willard Trainor. Photo: Supplied

Police in Grand Forks are asking for the public’s help over an E-bike theft from an elderly man.

A news release from Grand Forks RCMP stated on May 22, 2024, Willard Trainor, a 96-year-old resident of the Silver Kettle Village, a senior community located on the 2300 block of 72nd Avenue reported his e-bike was stolen. It was locked at the front entrance to the building in their bike rack, but the thief cut the lock and damaged the bike rack in order to steal the E-bike.

It is believed to have been stolen late Saturday night, May 18th or early Sunday morning, the release stated. The bike is described as a Giant Momentum E-Plus E-bike, red in color. In addition, Grand Forks RCMP Victim Services is engaged and seeking support for Trainor.

The value of the bike was reported as $3,000.

Grand Forks RCMP are investigating this theft, but would like to ask the public to keep an eye out for this E-bike.

“It’s disturbing on so many levels that someone would knowingly enter a senior community living residence and deprive a senior of his mode of transportation,” stated Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler in the release. “Mr. Trainor lost more then his bike, he lost his mobility and some measure of trust.”

If anyone has any information on this crime, please contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250 442 8288 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.

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