8/30/12: The two bikes recovered by the Sheriffs at a south OC Denny’s are confirmed to be stolen from the Colnago staff at the Pasadena event, and the brand-new one lifted during a test ride at an Irvine shop.
The thief or thieves are still loose in the area. See our updated pictures on the original post. Thanks to Peter for the update!
8/19/12: Update: 3 Stolen Colnagos recovered! One bicycle is confirmed at a West Hollywood pawnshop through stolenbikeregistry.com, and 2 others were recovered by OC Sheriffs responding to a call of people trying to sell bicycles outside a Denny’s. When the Sheriffs arrived on scene, the suspects fled leaving the bikes behind. One of the bikes is believed to have recently been stolen from Irvine, and the source of the other is unknown at this time. No suspects were apprehended or are in custody at this time so our earlier bolo for the guy in the picture still stands.
A shout out to Bryan in Oregon for creating stolenbikeregistry.com which lead to the recovery of at least one confirmed recently stolen Colnago bicycle in the area. If the ride of your life is stolen, register it at this website – local police may not be aware of it, so you might have to step them through the initial steps of locating the website and pulling up the registry.
I’m sure they’ll use it for the great tool it is after they know about it.
Update 8/30/12: Another picture of the guy suspected in two recent bike thefts.
- Suspect is still on the loose.
A closer look
Wanted! Closer This is a picture of the person who stole a Colnago demo bike in Pasadena on 7/22. Note the tattoo on his right arm The same person is suspected in a theft of a Colnago from a shop in Irvine last week.
Credits: photocrazy©2012 OCBC
Thanks to an update we now have another picture of the suspect. Or are there 2 suspects? From the above pictures I can’t see a tatoo on the right arm The photo on the right was taken on 7/22/12. The photos on the left and middle have been scrubbed so the exif info is not reliable.
Same Guy? Look close…
photos: colnagoamerica©2012 ,photocrazy©2012 ,OCBC
Looking closer it seems as though the rider on the left is younger than the one on the right. Even though both are wearing the same GranFondo jerseys, and caps, could they be brothers in crime? Other anomalies are the jersey fit, chin structure, and as mentioned the tatoo. Where’s Columbo when you need him?
Do you know this guy?
Suspected Bike Thief
Pasadena police ask for your help in identifying the above person in the picture suspected of bike theft.
This is a picture of the person who stole a Colnago demo bike in Pasadena on 7/22. Note the tattoo on his right arm The same person is suspected in a theft of a Colnago from a shop in Irvine last week.
If you can help find him, please contact Detective Sheri Schwab at the City of Pasadena Police Department, or Officer Mike Bergstrom at the City of Irvine regarding case #12-10779 with any information. Thank You!
Here’s an “enhanced” version of the same picture:
click to enlarge
Notice besides the distinctive tatoo, the ring on the left hand – wedding ring? Person may be sporting a unique tan line on that hand!
Are you the owner of this bike?
If you are – or know who is, please contact John Martindale, Sergeant, Monterey Park Police Department, or contact the Monterey Park police directly through their Craigslist ad for the bike. More details here courtesy of BikingInLA. This is not a drill…