One of the Drumheller Valley's newest businesses is learning the hard way about crime.
Someone broke into a trailer belonging to Red Deer River Adventures Monday night and made off with three e-bikes.
Owner Eric Neuman said it happened between 9:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.
"The cargo trailer that they took the bikes out of, there's an air vent at the top; not very big, but they managed to break that open and climb through the top," he explained. "Then they were able to open the side door from inside."
The thieves stole three e-bikes, along with some smaller items. RCMP put the value at between $3,500 and $4,000. Unfortunately, there were no surveillance cameras to catch the crooks in the act.
"Fortunately, these bikes are insured," stated Neuman. "One of the things we might have to do is instead of replacing all three, we might have to use what we get back from insurance to maybe put in some security measures."
While spring and summer often lead to crimes of opportunity, RCMP say this is a first for them.
"I know there's been a lot of vehicle thefts, but for bikes, and this particular type of bike, not to my knowledge," said Constable Sara Rayat. Anyone who sees one of the stolen e-bikes or knows anything that could help get them back is asked to call Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).