Bike Thieves Caught on Camera
By an edhat reader
On Sunday 7/11, I parked my car on Haley Street (near Hayward Lumber and 3rd Window Brewing) after a great bike ride with my son.
We had his brand new Red Trek Mountain Bike and my Santa Cruz Mountain Bike locked to the bike rack on the back of my car. We came back to the car 1 hour later and found the locks cut and both bikes gone.
Thanks to the team at Patco Jewelry (at the corner of Rose and Haley) we were able to get some awesome video footage of the criminals and the entire process of the bikes being stolen. I have that video footage available to share if interested.
The criminals arrived by bike and left via my bike and my son's bike and can be seen heading up Laguna street in the video footage. So I believe they are local to downtown.
If you have seen these bikes downtown (or possibly have a lead on the thieves) that information will be super useful...plus I am offering a hefty reward.
Contact the Santa Barbara Police Department at 805-897-2300 and reference Tracking Number T21002726.
1. Black Santa Cruz Nomad, serial number 59-15088-19-255-276
2. Red TREK Precal-24, serial number WTU300XC6938R