A 17 year old youth, accused in a major Whitehorse bike heist, has been released on conditions.

He was arrested Thursday in connection with a break and enter at Cadence Cycle in Whitehorse two weeks ago.

Police say 16 high-end bikes valued at more than $50,000 were stolen from the shop. The theft of the bicycles and some cash from the bike shop on Wood Street was discovered Sunday, July 13.

Dean Hoogland, Whitehorse RCMP, summer

Whitehorse RCMP spokesperson Const. Dean Hoogland says police are still hoping to find the rest of the bicycles stolen from Cadence Cycle on Wood Street. (CBC)

 

The youth appeared in court in Whitehorse on Friday. Court was told four bikes were recovered when the youth turned himself in to police.

RCMP Const. Dean Hoogland says police are still hoping to find the rest of the stolen bikes.

"The investigation is continuing," he said. "We have recovered four bikes. There were 16 stolen in total so we are still investigating to try and recover the rest of the merchandise."​ 

Police say a tip received from a member of the public led them to a residence where they found four bicycles confirmed to have been stolen from the shop, along with bike parts.

RCMP say the theft is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whitehorse detachment at 667-5551.