Last Wednesday evening, the office of CeramicSpeed was broken into with the thieves taking away an all-black Cervelo P5 triathlon bike and a Canyon Lux, both with chainless drivetrains, and a dark blue Specialized Turbo Levo which featured a standard transmission.
After the bikes were stolen on Wednesday, March 30, local bike shop Full Cycle noticed a customer arriving with a bike that looked like the Turbo Levo eMTB and a pair of bolt cutters in his backpack. After selling the customer a pump to repair a flat tire, the store quickly called the police and the person was arrested two hours later. The suspect’s arrest led to the recovery of the Turbo Levo eMTB and one of the prototype bikes. Full Cycle owner Russ Chandler told Bicycle Retailer “The guy came in with an apartment and we sold him a hand pump and then called the police. He left but the police caught him 2 hours later.” In an email shared with Bicycle Retailer, Russ Chandler said: “It was so obvious this guy was a thief. He even had bolt cutters in his backpack!”
This week, the final bike prototype was found after a community member spotted it in another part of town. Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said: “I am very proud of the great work done by everyone involved in these cases. I would like to thank the members of the community who spotted these bikes, knew that something was wrong and called us.”
Currently, police have not released the name of the suspect who visited Full Cycle and no further details are available while the investigation is ongoing. Boulder police said during the investigation they discovered numerous other stolen items, including electronics, vehicle packages and more bicycles. A Boulder police news release said detectives are still cataloging items and investigating multiple charges of burglary, trespassing, theft and more.