News Update: $85k in stolen Trek bikes now recovered

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Update: June 17. 2014

In an stunning turn of events, an arrest has been made and most of the stolen bikes have been recovered. Two months after the bikes were stolen, Folsom Police got leads about a person selling Trek bikes in Northern and Southern California. They arranged a sting operation by telling the suspect they wanted to see the bikes before they purchased them. Ishkan Amir-Khanyan, 36, was arrested after police confirmed the bikes he was trying to sell were stolen. A search warrant at his Citrus Heights garage found 15 more of the stolen bikes..

It is a great day when law enforcement and the community mobilize to recover stolen bikes and take this type of crime seriously. This is a great ending to a brazen but ever-increasing type of crime. We hope that this serves as a deterrent to others and the bike community feels empowered to do something about these crimes.

Original Story: April 25, 2014

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A trailer that looks similar to this was stolen in California last week.

A trailer containing 36 high-end Trek demo bikes was stolen from behind the Folsom Bike shop in Folsom, California, last week, and later found empty and burning alongside a highway, according to a story first reported on Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

The trailer was in the area in lieu of a Trek demo event slated for last weekend.

Trek demo employee Tori Broughton subsequently reached out to bike shops across California, asking them to keep an eye out for the missing bikes, which included three Project One custom road bikes: a 58cm Domane painted olive green, a white/purple/blue 50cm Madone, and a 56cm Madone with U5 Vapor paint and Shimano Di2 Dura-Ace components, added Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Also missing is Broughton’s personal bike, a prototype Ticket full suspension mountain bike with an unpainted aluminum frame, Fox TALAS 34 fork, Shimano XTR cranks, Bontrager Rhythm Elite wheels, and several engineering notes written on the frame, said Broughton in her email, according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to called police immediately.

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