FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2013
Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
On May 6th, 2013, as a result of an ongoing investigation, detectives from the Santa Monica Police Department arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for the thefts of more than 40 bicycles from various carports in Santa Monica, dating back to October of 2012. The bicycles were recovered from the suspect's residence in Los Angeles during the service of a search warrant.
Detectives are encouraging victims who have had a bicycle stolen between October 2012 and May 5, 2013, to visit the Santa Monica Police Department on the below listed dates and times to see if your bike was recovered. Victims need to bring a copy of their police report; the report number and/or any receipts or photos that will help identify your bike. Investigators further believe that many of the recovered bicycles may not have been reported stolen. If this is the case, you will be allowed to file a report at the station, before viewing the bicycles. Detectives ask that you bring any identifying information that you may have to prove you are the owner of the bicycle.
Victims will be permitted to view the recovered stolen bicycles at the Santa Monica Police Department located at 333 Olympic Dr., Santa Monica on June 22, 2013, between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on June 29, 2013, between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The list below is only of the brands of the bicycles recovered.
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Anyone with questions regarding the recovered bicycles is to contact Detective David Haro at (310) 458-8432; Sergeant Henry Ramirez at (310) 458-8453; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.