Updated: September 14, 2020 05:29 PM
Created: September 14, 2020 03:49 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Santa Fe police are investigating a string of high-end bike thefts in the city’s downtown area.
Police released surveillance pictures of the two men who are suspected of stealing five bicycles near the Santa Fe Plaza over the past week.
Capt. Anthony Tapia said a black Mercedes was seen leaving the area, and may be connected to the thefts.
“If anybody recognizes the vehicle that was captured on the surveillance footage or any of the suspects to please reach out to the Santa Fe Police Department," he said.
Police said one of the stolen bikes is a mountain trek bike and the other four are e-bikes.
The bikes range in price from $6,000-$13,500.
Tapia said all the bikes were locked up at the time they were stolen.
“It appears that the suspects are using bolt cutters to cut the locks or cables off of the bikes that are hanging on bike racks that are on vehicles,” Tapia said.
As police try and track down the suspects, Tapia said bike owners should take precautions in the area.
He recommends that bike owners write down their bike's serial number, and never leave it unattended.
“I know in this case they are cutting locks off. But look at where the vehicle’s being parked. Short term parking, park in high traffic areas where a thief can’t be cutting the cables unrecognized or unseen," Tapia said.
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