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Attempt to Locate, Identify Suspect in Bike, Car Thefts

Call (801) 799-3000 to provide information

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department seeks the public’s help to identify and locate a man suspected of stealing a bike and car in recent weeks.

Investigators believe the suspect has a universal remote that gives him access to secure parking garages. He may also be using a lock-out kit to access vehicles and steal them or items inside them.

The man is a suspect in at least five cases, with photos or video available in the following two incidents:

  • May 26, 2014: The suspect stole a bicycle from a parking garage at 115 S. 1100 E., case #14-801714 (see video).
  • May 31, 2014: The suspect stole a vehicle from the parking garage at 960 E. 100 S. 5:00-6:00 a.m., case #14-88073 (see photo). The stolen vehicle was identified as a black 2008 Subaru Tribeca, which officers later recovered in the Avenues neighborhood.

Suspect description:

  • white male
  • 20-35 years of age
  • wearing a white jacket, black hat and black backpack

The Police Department asks anyone with information about this or other criminal activity to call (801) 799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: 14-801714.

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