Victor Yin left his bike locked in a TransLink bike parkade on Monday, and returned to find nothing but his broken bike lock in its place. A Vancouver man is warning other cyclists about security at TransLink’s bike parkades after his new bicycle was stolen this week.
Victor Yin told Global News he bought the bike, a $400 black Devinci Tree on Monday — ironically to replace another bike that had recently been stolen.
That same day, he locked it to a bike rack inside TransLink’s bike parkade at the Main Street-Science World station. Victor Yin’s bike, before it was stolen. When he returned on Wednesday, the lock was cut and the bike was gone. No one was willing to take responsibility for the theft, he told Global News.
“I immediately went over to Compass Card customer service in Chinatown, talked to a representative there who ultimately … said they couldn’t do anything and that I had to contact transit police because they weren’t responsible for the CCTV footage, and they also couldn’t review who had tapped in or accessed the bike parkade either,” he said.
“I contacted the transit police and their response was also quite dismissive, and they told me to contact whoever was in charge of the parkade security, a.k.a. TransLink, and I was like, ‘Well, they just told me to contact you guys.’” RCMP provides tips on how to prevent your bike from getting stolen – Apr 17, 2022 TransLink operates 11 bike parkades across the transit system, which […]