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Wed May 23, 2012
UPDATE: All Stolen Exergy Bikes Recovered By Police
NEW UPDATE: The Boise Police Department says all the stolen Exergy bikes have now been recovered. After the first six were found at Boise State University, police began searching the rest of the campus. The remaining seven bikes were found, at two other locations on campus. The bikes appear to be undamaged. Officers are processing the bikes for evidence as fast as possible, to try to get them back to TIPCO riders who are set to ride in the Exergy Tour tomorrow.
UPDATE: Police say six of the specialized bikes have been recovered. They were found locked together on a bike rack at Boise State University. Police located the bikes after a citizen's tip. The rest of the bikes are still missing. The Exergy Tour and the Boise Mayor’s Office have both pledged $1,000 in reward money, if an arrest is made. That cash will be added to a $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Exergy Tour bike race has brought racers, fans, and now thieves to the Treasure Valley. Boise Police report ten professional racing bikes were stolen last night. The bikes were locked in a trailer in a parking lot outside the Holiday Inn on West Elder Road. The Tibco Team says the lock on the trailer was cut and the bikes were stolen sometime before 7am.
The bikes are specialized, made of carbon fiber, and worth more than 70-thousand dollars. Each bicycle is marked with the Tibco team logo in white, some have red and black trim. Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.