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Sacramento police ask, is this your stolen bike?

Some 60 stolen bikes were recovered from north Sacramento storage facility
Some 60 stolen bikes were recovered from north Sacramento storage facility Sacramento Police Department

The Sacramento Police Department is trying to reunite area bike theft victims with 60 bicycles recovered from a North Sacramento storage facility.

The department has made an arrest in the case, but released few details.

The bikes were recovered April 29 as authorities executed a search warrant looking for stolen property at a storage facility in the 3300 block of Northgate Boulevard, according to a department press release.

We haven’t had that many bikes recovered in one search warrant.

Officer Traci Trapani, on the recovery of 60 bikes at a storage facility

Officer Traci Trapani, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, declined to say whether investigators believe the suspect was working alone, with a crew or was involved in the resale of stolen bicycles, to protect the investigation.

She said authorities were processing the serial numbers on the bikes to identify the proper owners. Authorities also are comparing bikes to photos they’ve received of bikes reported stolen.

Trapani said the number of bikes in this case is unusual.

“We haven’t had that many bikes recovered in one search warrant,” said Trapani.

The photo distributed on social media shows a row of bikes parked upside down in front of a row of orange and tan storage bay doors. Facebook users quickly began tagging friends in an attempt to reunite them with their stolen bikes.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages anyone who believes their bicycle may have been recovered to file a police report, and call 916-808-6705 or email bikeunit@pd.cityofsacramento.org.

The department encourages anyone with information regarding this bicycle theft investigation to contact the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357 or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Ed Fletcher: 916-321-1269, @NewsFletch

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