Attempt to Identify Bicycle Theft Subject

SARASOTA, Fla. – February 23, 2016  – 3:15 p.m.

Sarasota Police Officers are attempting to identify a subject who was caught on camera stealing a bicycle from inside a parking garage at the Renaissance, 750 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Video of the subject taking the bicycle can be viewed at

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Officers responded to 750 North Tamiami Trail in reference to a theft.  When Officers arrived, the victim told them someone had cut the lock off her bicycle and stole it.  The victim has described the bicycle as a light green/teal with white trim, made by Specialized and has the word “Ariel” on the top frame bar.  The bicycle has a value of approximately $585.

Bicycle owners are encouraged to store bicycles in a secure place when not in use and to lock them.  Officers also encourage bicycle owners to use U-Locks and not cable locks because cable locks can be easily cut.  When using a U-lock, make sure to position a bicycle frame and wheels so they take up as much of the open space within the U portion of the bicycle as possible. 

Bicycle owners in the City of Sarasota can register their bicycles online at If Sarasota Police Officers recover a stolen bicycle, they are able to identify the owner if it is registered.

Anyone with information on this case, please call Detective Darrell Nixon  at 941-954-7078 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at