Man makes getaway on stolen bike

2:22 PM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- Hillsborough deputies say they need your assistance in locating a man who stole a bike valued at nearly $500 from a local bike shop. 

According to reports, the suspect stole the bike from the University Bicycle Center off the 1200 block of Fletcher Ave. on January 13.

It was approximately 4:30 p.m. when he walked into the shop, grabbed the bicycle, a white and black 'Giant Revel Aluxxx 6000 series, removed the seat and left the store. He then made his getaway on the bicycle, reports say. 

Deputies ask anyone with information reference the suspect to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

Those who wish to report anonymously and become eligible for a cash reward make contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), reporting online at or texting "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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