Bike Shop Burglary: 1 suspect caught, 1 suspect at large
Al's Cycle, on N Central Avenue, was burglarized in the early hours of Thursday morning. Medford Police caught one suspect, but they are still looking for the second one.
The alarm in the shop was triggered at 4:21 a.m. The suspects were gone by the time authorities had arrived, but video surveillance showed two people breaking the store window and stealing bicycles - each valued at $500.
Medford Police arrested Michael Baker, 33, 45 minutes later as he was riding a stolen bike along a bike path near 10th Street. The accomplice, as well as a second stolen bike, remain outstanding.
The second suspect is described as a white man wearing green camo-style shorts, dark clothing, and a backpack, as depicted in a photo taken from the security camera footage. The missing bike is described as a bright green Raleigh "Cadent 2" cross bicycle.
"Please keep an eye out for this unique bike and suspect," said Medford Police in their statement.
Police note that they have seen a rash of bike thefts so far this summer. On top of ensuring that bikes are well-secured, owners should keep documentation of their bike's serial number, and consider getting it registered for free with the Medford Police Department.