Two men arrested for allegedly stealing bikes from Tempe triathlon

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Elijah Matthew Apodaca (L) and Matthew Brandon Rouzaud By Andrew Michalscheck Elijah Matthew Apodaca (L) and Matthew Brandon Rouzaud By Andrew Michalscheck

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Two men suspected of stealing two bicycles from a Tempe triathlon last month were arrested this week.

Tempe police said Elijah Matthew Apodaca and Matthew Brandon Rouzaud were arrested Thursday afternoon after they turned themselves in to police.

According to police, the duo decided to surrender to authorities after Apodaca saw local media outlets had published his photo.

Apodaca and Rouzaud are accused of taking two bikes, each worth several thousand dollars, from the Nathan’s Triathlon on Sept. 22.

They have been booked into jail on felony theft charges.