By Karen Morfitt
DENVER (CBS4)– Video shows a bike thief trying to ride away with his loot when it becomes apparent that something is wrong.
The man and another bicycle thief targeted the apartment complex in Denver on South Colorado Boulevard.
Police believe at least one of the men has stolen numerous bicycles from parking garages in the same area between Dec. 24, 2016 and Jan. 4.
The thief is caught on one camera riding away on Emily Zuger’s bike.
“I work hard for my money and I saved up for. It’s not a small chunk of change and its very hard when someone just takes something you work hard to acquire,” she said.
That suspect is seen first trying to make his way inside the apartment complex on S. Jackson Street. He’s stopped by the security doors and decides to head to the garage.
“They were able to somehow get into the side door by the garage which was locked when they stole the bikes,” Zuger said.
The lead thief returns to the garage on multiple occasions, bringing an accomplice with him to steal multiple bicycles at once.
After putting someone’s stolen bike wheel on a stolen frame the partner in crime is seen in the video attempting to ride away.
He quickly learns the pair does not work together and falls to the ground.
In the video, the thief tries to mount the bicycle once again but then just decides to walk the bicycle out of the parking garage.
Police now believe the suspects have hit multiple complexes.
The main suspect is described as a white male, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. He has been accompanied by a shorter white male with a beard and eyeglasses.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes or recognizes the suspect in the sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.
Karen Morfitt Joined the CBS4 team as a reporter in 2013. She covers a variety of stories in and around metro Denver. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @karenmorfitt or email her tips.