BART Police investigators are looking for the owners of more than 10 bicycles and a slew of bike parts after arresting a Richmond man on Sunday in Berkeley.
In a statement released Wednesday, police said they arrested 57-year-old Marque Moore after he tried to sell a stolen bike back to its owner near the Ashby Avenue BART station.
Officer Era Jenkins, BART police spokeswoman, said authorities got involved after the owner called the BART Police to let them know about the transaction.
According to the statement: “BART Police Officers were on hand when Moore agreed to meet at BART’s Ashby Station. The owner of the bike confirmed that the bicycle Moore was trying to sell was actually stolen from a residential burglary in the City of San Francisco three months prior.”
Police then searched Moore’s home in Richmond and recovered the bicycles, as well as 57 bike tires, 24 bike wheels, 26 wheels with tires, 21 bike seats, four bicycle frames and a gun and ammunition, according to the statement.
BART Police investigators are looking for the owners of the recovered items to identify and claim their property.
Police booked Moore at the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland on suspicion of two counts of possession of stolen property; being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; and a violation of probation.
Additional counts may be added once items are confirmed to have been stolen, police said.
Moore is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin with a bail of $105,000 and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 17, according to the Alameda County sheriff’s department.
BART has posted photographs of the recovered bicycles, frames and other items online to give owners a chance to claim them, if they were, in fact, stolen.
Owners must provide a case number from a theft report, or other proof of ownership. Examples of proof include a receipt, record of the serial number, or other identifiable marks unique to the bicycle. The BART Police Investigations Unit can be reached at 510-464-7040.
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