Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police
Contact: Lynn Hightower
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boise, May 23rd, 2012 - As of this afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m. all of the bikes stolen overnight from team TIPCO have been recovered by police, thanks to a citizen tip. Officers received a call just before noon from a citizen that the first set of bikes could be found on the BSU campus. As a result six bikes were located. A search of the immediate area resulted in the recovery of the remaining 7 bikes. All 13 of the stolen bikes have now been recovered from three locations on the BSU campus.
"We want to thank the citizen who took the time to call police and help us recover these bikes as quickly as they did. This type of cooperation between police and the citizens we serve is exactly the type of partnership that helps make Boise the great place to live that it is." says BPD Deputy Chief Pete Ritter.
Detectives say the bikes appear to be undamaged as far as they can tell. Officers are working to process the bikes for evidence as quickly as possible to return them to the riders. Detectives continue to investigate the theft as they work to determine who may be responsible.
If you observed anything out of the ordinary in the area last night, or you know anything about this crime you are urged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.
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UPDATE Boise May 23rd, 2012 - Six of the specialized racing bikes stolen this morning have been recovered by officers on the 1300 block of University Drive locked together to a bike rack. This recovery comes after a citizen tip indicating the bikes looked like ones depicted in pictures of the stolen property.
Officers are still working on leads to determined where the other stolen bikes may be, and who is responsible for the theft. The suspect, or suspects in this case could face multiple felony charges when they are identified.
Representatives from the Exergy tour, and the Boise City Mayors Office have both pledged $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. These funds, add to the $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward.
There are still bikes missing! If you observed anything out of the ordinary in the area last night, or you know anything about this crime you are urged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.
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Boise, May 23rd, 2012 - Boise Police are investigating the theft of approximately ten professional racing bicycles stolen from a trailer in a parking lot at a local hotel last night
Evidence indicates the bikes, belonging to a team of riders involved in the Exergy time trials, were taken some time between 9:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. last night from a trailer on the 2900 block of West Elder. Victims tell police the suspect, or suspects, cut a lock on the trailer and stole the bikes from inside the enclosed trailer.
Boise Police Property Crimes Detectives are investigating the theft of these expensive professional bikes valued at more than $70,000 dollars. The bikes are all marked distinctively with TIBCO team logos in white. the bikes themselves are white with red trim or some may be black with red trim. The bike wheels are Reynolds brand carbon fiber arrow style wheels painted black with Reynolds lettering. The bikes are specialized brand carbon fiber racing bikes.
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