Chandler police seek help identifying bike theft suspects

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Both suspects at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas Both suspects at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas
Male suspect in white V-neck shirt at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas Male suspect in white V-neck shirt at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas
Female suspect with pink bag at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas Female suspect with pink bag at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas
Female suspect at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas Female suspect at the SuperPawn located at 2916 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff on June 19. By Jennifer Thomas

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.