Picture of bike thief
SAN JOSE – The San Police Department is now asking for the public’s help in solving a case in which a camera caught a brazen day time burglar who stole two bicycles from a Willow Glen residence.
A passerby walking along the Coyote Creek Trail and going through the Willow Glen neighborhood appeared on a surveillance camera. The suspect entered the property in what was a clear intent to take two off-road bicycles that were in easy access. After a few seconds the suspect opened the screen door to an open area where the owner of two bikes was working on making one bike road ready, but was currently away from the area.
According to the San Jose Police Department, “On 05/25/2016, at about 3:00 PM, the suspect entered the garage of the victim’s residence in the 1700 block of Willow Street in San Jose.”
The suspect can be seen in the video entering the residence through a screen door, taking two road bikes. The suspect is seen carrying both bikes towards the creek trail behind the residence – https://youtu.be/d3mML-8Ow94
A description of the suspect by police details what appears to be in his 30’s, has a chinstrap beard with goatee. The suspect can also be seen wearing a dark colored watch with a wide watchband.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Montonye #3071 of the San Jose Police Department’s Burglary Unit at (408) 277-4401.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867). Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.