Charleston police searching for grand larceny suspect in stolen bike case

CPD searching for grand larceny suspect - Detectives with the Charleston Police Department are searching for the man who they said is responsible for stealing a mountain bike valued at more than $5,000 from a Charleston parking lot.

It happened June 3.  The victims in the case were traveling through Charleston on their way back from a race, police said. 

They added that the bike was locked onto the back of a vehicle in a parking lot along Elizabeth and Jackson Streets.  The suspect, with the assistance of another man acting as a lookout, was able to free the bike and take off with it.

Facebook posts related to the crime have been shared hundreds of times.

A man wanted for questioning in connection to the case was brought in, in the late evening hours of June 12.  He is not facing charges.

Detectives said they do believe they know who the suspect is, and if he does not turn himself in, warrants will be issued for his arrest.

"In general, people who come to Charleston and visit Charleston keep their things locked up and safe.  Every now and then we do have thieves who do get lucky," said Sgt. J.A. Hunt.  "We will be arresting you soon." 

Hunt added that it's always a good idea to take photos of your belongings that could be at risk of being stolen.  He said it's important to take note of the model and serial numbers.

You may also add your bike to the National Bike Registry. 

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