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Boulder Police Report Spike In High End Bike Thefts

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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder police say thieves are targeting expensive bikes.

The majority are being stolen from racks on vehicles.

“The majority of the bikes were attached to vehicles either by a roof mount, a hitch rack or a rack mounted in truck beds,” Boulder police wrote in a prepared statement. “The thief or thieves used bolt cutters and/or wire cutters to defeat cable and u-locks to remove the bicycles from vehicles which were parked on downtown streets and parking garages, and from neighborhoods like Goss Grove and Frasier Meadows.”

The thefts started earlier this year. So far none of the bikes have been recovered.

Additional Resources

Boulder police released the following information about this case:

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Craig Beckjord at beckjordc@bouldercolorado.gov or 303-441-3336. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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