Thieves hit community over weekend

Bikes stolen from the Kookaburra Lodge over the weekend. Photos supplied

Thieves have had a busy week around Sun Peaks with reports from around the area of items being taken from vehicles. 

In the afternoon of Sept. 4 a car window was smashed at a small beach on Heffley Lake off Lake Bay Rd. The thieves made off with a wallet and purse. 

A few days later, on Sept. 7, at the same location another car was broken into with a wallet and radar detector stolen. That night at the other end of Heffley Lake on Fisher Rd. another car window was smashed and a purse stolen. 

One of the bikes stolen from the parkade at the Kookaburra Lodge. Photo supplied

At the Kookaburra Lodge at Sun Peaks around 1 a.m. on Sept. 6 two cable locked bikes were taken from a truck in the parkade. 

A navy blue and red 2016 Devinci Wilson Carbon with blue scarab pedals and a black 2017 Devinci Wilson with grey scarab pedals were stolen. The total value of the bikes is around $8,000. 

Matthew Rohel and his wife were visiting the resort from Prince George to bike when they were taken. 

“We figured it would be pretty secure having it locked up in our truck in a supposedly secure parkade,” he said. 

Anyone with information on the bikes can contact Rohel at 250-996-3213. 

The bike stolen from Burfield Dr. overnight between Sept. 8 and 9. Photo supplied

A bike was also reported stolen from Burfield Dr. in the early hours of Sept. 9. The bike stolen was a black Transition TR450 with blue, purple and pink text and details. Anybody with information can contact owner Heidi MacGowan at 250-320-8559. 

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the thefts have been reported to police. She added that other than taking place in the same area there is no evidence linking them. 

She recommended residents remove valuables from vehicles. 

Information on any of the thefts can be given to the Kamloops Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800.