Pacific Bicycle Thefts NR15266lp

August 25, 2015

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Pacific Area has been experiencing an increase
in bicycle thefts in recent weeks.

On August 11, 2015, around 5:30 a.m., three suspects entered a
locked storage room in the subterranean garage at the condominiums
at the 7300 Block of Vista Del Mar in Playa Del Rey. The suspects
used an unknown tool to pry the storage unit open, and entered
while on bikes. The suspects fled without taking any property. On
August 12, 2015, the same three suspects returned two times to the
storage room. The second time, at 5:00 in the morning, one of the
suspects used what appeared to be bolt cutters to cut the chain
from a bike, and remove the bike from the bike rack. The suspects
proceeded to cut two more bike chains and took a total of three
bikes before fleeing the condominium garage.

The condominium has video footage of the incident. In the footage,
the suspects are visible. They are described as two White Males,
approximately 20-30 years old, and a White female, 20-25 years of

There has been an increase in bike thefts in the Pacific Area in
recent weeks. In an effort to prevent additional thefts, we would
also like to remind citizens to lock their bikes at all times with
a hefty chain or a U-lock, with the keyhole facing down. Lock the
bike only to sturdy objects that can’t be cut down or altered to
remove the lock, and use security skewers and other devices to
secure your bike accessories. The bottom line is, always have a
visual on your bike, and only lock it up for short periods of

Anyone with information on bike thefts or these suspects, please
contact Pacific burglary Detective Robyn Salazar at 310-482-6363 or
310-482-6313. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime
Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most
keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the
letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on
“webtips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain