A man accused of being a chronic bike thief was tackled to the ground by several men in Aurora who held him there until police arrived and the suspect was taken into custody.
Aurora police have been investigating a series of bicycle thefts from Stanley Marketplace over several months, police said Friday on Twitter.
Last Thur., the suspect tried to victimize again, but wasn’t expecting was the quick response of our community. Thanks to our community members who courageously & safely held the suspect, Alec Jackson, until our officers could arrive. Alec was arrested for a warrant & larceny. pic.twitter.com/WUccCVEh7E
— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) May 13, 2022
On May 5, a suspect was corralled by at least three men who held him on the ground and summoned police. The suspect was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for investigation of larceny.
Police believe the suspect is responsible for allegedly stealing “hundreds” of bikes in northwest Aurora and possibly in Denver. The department praised the community members who took quick action and “safely held the suspect.”
Anyone who has had a bike stolen in the area and has not reported it to police is asked to email police at email@example.com.