September 1, 2015

Help Us Identify This Bike Thief

A bicycle that was locked to the bicycle rack at 809 Center Street was stolen. SCPD is hoping someone recognizes this suspected bike thief from these video images.
On August 23, 2015, at approximately 7:20 PM, this suspect stole a bicycle from a bike rack at City Hall. After stealing the bicycle, he rode away heading southbound on Church Street. The suspect is captured on video surveillance taking the bicycle from the bike rack. 
These images show the suspect prior to the theft. 
The suspect is described as a white male, 25 – 40 years old, wearing a grey baseball cap on backwards, blue t- shirt with white writing across the chest, black pants and black and white striped backpack.
The bicycle is described as a green Trek 520, 24 speed touring bicycle. It looks like a typical 10 speed bike with many bike movement stickers on it. The bike has a black rack on the back which has a hole in it. The bike also has two water bottle cages. The victim says the bike is valued at $1,800.00

If you recognize the suspected bike thief or bicycle, please notify the Santa Cruz Police Department.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigations Unit (831) 420-5820. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995. Tipsters can also submit an anonymous tip via our smartphone app or from an SMS text. Visit our Website for instructions.