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Bike Thieves Pinch Some Pricey Wheels

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 2:10 pm

A couple of bicycle thieves raced off in very high style on Sunday, Pasadena police said.

The pair pinched two pricey road bikes from an unlocked garage in the 1200 block of Glen Oaks Boulevard around 9:30 p.m., then sped off toward Patrician Way, Lt. Pete Hettema told Pasadena Now on Monday.

The thieves made off with a specialized, neon green Roubaix bike as well as a black-and-white Trek Madone, both with electronic gear shifting, Hettema reported.

While Hettema did not have the specific models that were stolen, both brands are distinctly big-ticket gear – with the most deluxe editions costing as much as $12,000 and more modest models running in the $2,000 to $3,000 range, according to the companies’ websites.

Think of them as the Rolls-Royces and Bentleys of the bicycle world.

According to the police report, the two thieves entered the victims’ driveway, possibly climbing over a fence before entering the open garage door.

They did not enter the residence, Hettema said.

Reportedly, one of the bike owners’ mothers was home at the time, but did not hear anything suspicious. It was not immediately known who reported seeing the thieves fleeing along Glen Oaks aboard their high-end hauls.

“I don’t have anything on suspect information or what they looked like, just two suspects, no further details,’’ Hettema said.

For now, at least, the best IDs will have to be those well-heeled wheels.






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