CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Chandler police are asking for the public's help identifying two bike theft suspects investigators believe are part of a large-scale identity theft ring.
On May 31, a white male stole a 2011 Devinci Dexter RC bicycle from Performance Bikes at 5955 W. Ray Road. The bike is valued at $4,000.
Chandler police spokesman Detective Seth Tyler said the suspect, who is believed to be approximately 6 feet tall and 35 to 40 years old, provided a false identification to store employees.
The stolen bike was pawned for $1,000 at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19.
Tyler said a white female, approximately 5 feet tall and 20 to 30 years of age, accompanied the theft suspect and conducted the pawn transaction. The female presented what was later determined to be a false identification.
Video surveillance from SuperPawn captured the two suspects in the store at the time of the transaction. The two suspects left the pawnshop in a gray Honda or Hyundai two-door passenger car.
Detectives from the Chandler Police Department's Property Crimes Unit are actively seeking the identity of the two suspects. Investigators believe they are part of a large-scale identity theft ring operating throughout central and northern Arizona.
If you can identify the male or female in the photographs, contact the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/ or indictment of the suspects.