Santa Rosa police are looking for a suspect in a case of high-end bike theft and identity theft; Free Reward – CBS San Francisco
SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — An arrest warrant has been issued and a reward has been offered to locate a man suspected of crimes in multiple Bay Area counties, including identity theft and theft. a high-end bike.
Santa Rosa police say they were notified by a local bike shop late last month that one of its rental bikes was stolen. Investigators determined that on January 23, the suspect rented a Specialized Levo SL using fake ID and a fraudulent credit card.
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According to police, the bike was valued at more than $7,000.
During the investigation, police were made aware of a similar investigation underway in the East Bay. Police said the description and behaviors of the suspects in the East Bay case were similar to those in the Santa Rosa case.
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Investigators identified the suspect as Andrew Busch, 34, and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Busch is charged with burglary, impersonation and grand larceny.
The Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund is offering a reward of up to $2,500 in the case.
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Anyone with information about the case or Busch’s whereabouts is urged to visit the department’s whistleblower line at srcity.org/CrimeTips.