Expensive Bikes Recovered After Burglary; Leads to Other Investigations

Posted on 04/06/2022 at 03:00 PM

Thanks to good teamwork between the community and police, Boulder Police have recovered all three bikes stolen during a burglary last week.

Additionally, the investigation has led to the discovery of numerous other stolen items, to include other bikes, electronics and packages from vehicles. Detectives are still cataloging those items, and looking into multiple charges of burglary, vehicle trespassing, theft and more.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, and 8:15 am on Thursday, March 31, an unknown person(s) broke into a business in the 2800 block of Wilderness Place and stole three bicycles as well as unique bike prototype technology that was on two of the bikes. The two prototype bikes are valued at $40,000 and $30,000 each while the third bike is valued at $12,000.

The $12,000 bike was recovered when an individual walked into a local bike shop the day after the burglary with the bike and a pair of bolt cutters sticking out of his backpack. The bike shop owner called police who responded and arrested the male.

Further investigation led to the location of one of the prototype bikes and the additional found property mentioned above. 

Separately, a community member spotted the second prototype bike in another part of the city this week and notified police.

“I am so proud of the great work done by everyone involved with these cases. I’d like to thank the community members who spotted these bikes, knew something didn’t look right and called us,” Chief Maris Herold said. “I am also incredibly proud of the swift policework done by patrol and detectives to find these stolen items, connect them to several recent crimes. We want our community members to feel safe and we hope this information gives them an idea of some of the great policework that our officers are doing to solve crime in this city.”

Anyone with any information related to these investigations is asked to call Detective C. Hartkopp at 303-441-1951 reference case 22-2976. Those who have information, but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at https://nococrimestoppers.com/

As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.