The Bicycle Thief II: How to Steal $23,000 Worth of Bikes in One Night

A burglar stole $23,000 worth of bikes when he hit a high-end Miami bicycle shop, police say.

Surveillance video shows the bicycle thief inside Bike Tech, 1622 NE Second Ave., around 4:20 a.m. on Aug. 26. After careful perusal, he started swiping bikes.

Eventually, police say, he stole five bicycles worth a total of $23,000 or $4,600 per bike.

Police say he’s a black male, 5-feet-5 and around 180 pounds with short black hair and a goatee.

Anybody who knows anything can call Miami police robbery division, 305-603-6030, or contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 (TIPS); via text at 274637 (enter CSMD followed by the tip); or at

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