Bicyclists suspected of breaking into vehicles
July 13, 2012
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of several vehicle break-ins early Tuesday believed to be the work of two bicycle-riding juveniles.
A deputy patrolling Plymouth Drive in Indian Hills shortly before 4 a.m. saw two bicyclists riding northbound in the street.
Suspecting a curfew violation, the deputy pulled alongside one suspect wearing a backpack and ordered him to stop. He said the two looked at each other and took off on their bicycles.
He chased them to Auburn Court where they eventually dropped their bicycles and ran through residents’ yards.
Three deputies canvassed the neighborhoods and found numerous vehicles with their doors open on Amador Circle, Auburn Court, Vista Grande Boulevard, Coloma Drive and Somerset Way.
Eight people reported their vehicles had been ransacked, but few items were missing.
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The suspects are described as Hispanic, ages 15-18. One was dressed in tan T-shirt, shorts and carrying a tan backpack. The second suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt and black shorts.
The bicycles, which were recovered, are a beige and burgundy NEXT LaJolla Cruiser Bike with a basket and a silver and red NEXT PowerX mountain bicycle.
Secret Witness is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators. Anyone with information is asked to call 782-7463.