Bikes, gear stolen from couple passing through Mt. Vernon on ride from Alaska to South America

Image of bike similar to those stolen. (Photo provided by Mt. Vernon Police Dept.)

Image of bike similar to those stolen. (Photo provided by Mt. Vernon Police Dept.)

MT. VERNON — Police are seeking information about two bicycles stolen from a couple who was riding across the continent.

Detectives said the couple stopped to have dinner at a restaurant near South 3rd and Gates Street in downtown Mt. Vernon.

The couple left their belongings — clothing, sleeping bags, tents and other gear — attached to the bikes outside of the restaurant. When they came back out from dinner, the bikes and gear was gone.

The bikes are described as:

  • Black Trek Hybrid bicycle with blue trim, 27 speed, black tires and black seat.  The bicycle had two black bags on the back tire with a yellow bag above the black bags.  It also had two gray bags on the front tire.
  • Black Apollo Trace 2.0 Hybrid bicycle, 24 speed, black tires, and black seat.  The bicycle had two black bags on the back tire and two red bags on the front tire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mount Vernon Police Department (360) 428-3211 (24-hour dispatch center) or (360) 336-6271.

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