JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of stealing nearly $1,000 worth of items from a bike shop.
“Pretending to be handicapped is one thing, on top of stealing stuff,” said Chris, the store manager Bike Source.
The theft happened on Feb. 4 in the 8100 block of West Bowles Avenue at Bike Source.
Chris said the suspect was an older man who spent about an hour inside the store walking around.
“He was apparently watching us,” Chris said.
The sheriff’s office said the male suspect was using a walker and left the area in a black Volvo station wagon with no plates.
Chris said the suspect stole about $1,000 worth of stuff, including bike GPS computers, speed sensors for bikes and clothing.
Chris said the suspect was asked by several employees to put a mask on while he was shopping in the store. He said eventually an employee asked him to leave because he wouldn’t wear a mask.
“Go get a job. Don’t steal stuff. If you’re that hard up for money, there is a lot of stuff you can do,” Chris said.
After reviewing video footage, Chris said the store’s staff thinks the suspect was pretending to use the walker so he could stash the stuff he was stealing.
“The police officer who came to help take the report had noticed the suspect had changed which leg he was dragging,” Chris said.
If you know who this suspect is or have any information on this case, please call the tip line at: 303-271-5612.