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Also on Oct. 19, the RCMP received a report of a storage locker that had been broken into at a facility on Second Ave, with the theft possibly taking place the same morning. A lock had been pried off and between $30,000 and $40,000 in photographic equipment, climbing gear and tents were taken. At approximately 11:15 a.m. witnesses noted a tall, skinny Caucasian male with a French accent carrying two duffel bags. Surveillance video is being examined to try to identify the thief.
Later that day the RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious male stripping a bike on a trail in Cottonwood Park, where they located a 30-year-old Squamish male in possession of a bike stolen earlier in the day from outside a store in Squamish — the same male they arrested the previous day with the motorcycle. Also found in the man's possession were a number of cameras and a cell phone, as well as a quantity of copper wire.
There were other thefts reported as well.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16 the RCMP received a report regarding a break in to a storage locker on the 38000 block of Cleveland Avenue. Two bicycles — a 21-speed Giant Yukon worth $800 and a Kona Cowan dirt jumper worth $2,200 — were taken, along with two snowboards; a Burton 150cm board, purple and pink, and snowboard boots worth $400 were taken, along with a Liquid board with Burton F5 bindings and red and black Kemper boots. The second board was in a snowboard bag with the word "Stack," printed on the outside.
On Friday, Oct. 19 the RCMP received a report of a burglary and mischief at a house on the 41000 block of Government Road between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. The rear door had been damaged to gain entry and an Apple MacBook worth $2,000 was taken. As well, the thieves slashed couches, smeared toothpaste around the bathroom and poured bleach out on the bed.
On the morning of Oct. 20, the RCMP received a report of a mountain bike — a black Specialized Enduro worth $3,500— that was stolen from a garage on Mamquam Road, with no sign of forced entry.