Suspected Bike Thief Caught on Video in Belmont Shore

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A screenshot of footage showing a man allegedly stealing a bicycle in Belmont Shore. 

A Long Beach woman’s bike was stolen in Belmont Shore Wednesday morning after a man allegedly clipped the lock.

The incident happened just before 9:30AM on Wednesday, June 29, in front of the Belmont Athletic Club, on the 4900 block of East 2nd Street, said Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

An officer responded at about 9:45AM, but the victim was not located until 4:00PM, when officers were dispatched to her residence and filed a report, Arrona added.

Authorities said the victim reported the bicycle had been secured with a chain. She found the lock cut and the bike missing. The victim, Diane Jensen, said the thief clipped her lock and stole her mini cooper bicycle.

Man Caught on Video Allegedly Stealing Locked Bike in Belmont …

A Long Beach woman had her bike stolen in Belmont Shore on Wednesday, after a man reportedly clipped the lock, as shown in this video captured by the victim.

Posted by Long Beach Post on Friday, July 1, 2016

The suspect is described only as a male.

The investigation remains ongoing.

According to statistics provided by the LBPD, there have been 213 reported bike thefts in Long Beach this year from January to May. The number is a nearly 30 percent decrease in bike thefts, compared to last year.


 

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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