Bike to Work Week unhealthy for him
It’s Bike to Work Week for everyone — including bandits.
Police are looking for witnesses to a violent Sahali robbery on Tuesday, May 31, in which an 18-year-old man was knocked unconscious before thieves made off with his bike.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the incident occurred in the 900-block of Columbia Street West at about 2 p.m., near the bus stop across the street from the Real Canadian Superstore.
“The man was riding eastbound and passed two unknown males,” Learned said.
“While riding past, one of the two suspects shoulder-checked the cyclist, causing him to fall to the pavement.”
Learned said the victim hit his head on the sidewalk and was out cold for three minutes.
The incident is the latest in a recent string of street muggings and robberies.
“In the last little while, there seems to have been an increase in these types of confrontations,” Learned said, calling the trend “concerning.
“We seem to have had more of these where there’s some degree of violence.
“These are the types of things that are probably most disconcerting to citizens because of their random nature.”
Police are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed Tuesday’s incident.
Witnesses are asked to call Mounties at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.