DENVER - Denver police are trying to identify suspects in the thefts of 30 high-end bicycles from garages at apartment buildings in downtown Denver.
Police on Monday released a surveillance video showing two male suspects who got inside the Beauvallon condominium tower at 925 Lincoln St. when a woman going outside politely held the front door open for the suspected thieves to enter.
"They're piggy backing -- going into the lobby or the garage behind a resident that lives there or somebody going into the building," said Sonny Jackson, a Denver police spokesman. "Then they're going into the area where the bikes are stored, defeating the locks and then riding the bikes out or taking them out in some fashion."
One of the males suspects wore a black leather jacket over a gray hooded jacket with a black cap. The other man wore a gray jacket with a hood pulled over his head.
At the 2020 Lawrence apartment building alone at least 17 bicycles have been stolen, Jackson told 7NEWS.
The luxury high-rise, One Lincoln Park, located at 2001 Lincoln St., has had at least four bicycles stolen, police said.
"I had a $300 lock and they managed to cut through it with no problem," said Kyle Bundy, who lives in One Lincoln Park.
Bundy said they stole a 2008 Giant Glory that he estimated was worth $4,000 when his late father bought it.
"It's worth more to me," Bundy said of the bike's connection to his father. "It's really one of the last things I have of his."
Solera apartments, at 1956 Lawrence St., has had at least seven bicycles stolen, police said.
"People store their bikes for the winter in garages and sometimes don’t realize until the summer they’ve been taken," Jackson said.
Police believe the two men pictured on the surveillance photos are connected to the burglaries. If you recognize them or have information about the bike thefts contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. You can also text 274637 (CRIMES), enter the title DMCS and your message.
Callers can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $2,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and charging of anyone responsible for these crimes.