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Claim Your Bike! Santa Monica Police Recover 40 Stolen Bicycles

"Bike Lovers." (Photo by Katie Harris via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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If you had a bike stolen recently in Santa Monica, good news: Police confiscated 40 bikes they they are looking to reunite with their rightful owners.

After detectives served a search warrant May 6 at a suspect’s home in Los Angeles, they found the bicycles, which included more than two dozen brands. They arrested the man, whom they suspect of taking the bikes from carports around Santa Monica over the last eight months.

Detectives are encouraging anyone who had their bike stolen in Santa Monica between October 2012 and May 2013 to visit the police department at 333 Olympic Drive. Viewing times will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 22 and June 29.

Victims need to bring a copy of their police report, police say. Also, receipts or photos will help you identify that it really is your bike. If your bike was stolen but you never reported it, you will be allowed to file a report at the station, before viewing the bicycles. Detectives ask that you bring any identifying information that you may have to prove you are the owner of the bicycle in question. So be prepared to show off your many cell phone pics,Tumblrs and Pinterests devoted to your beloved two-wheeled ride.

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Anyone with questions regarding the recovered bicycles should contact Detective David Haro at (310) 458-8432; Sergeant Henry Ramirez at (310) 458-8453; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

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