Thousand Oaks – Suspect Arrested for High-End Bike TheftsEric Buschow
|Nature of Incident:||High-End Bike Theft Suspect Arrested|
|Location:||Ventura and Los Angeles County|
|Date & Time:||October 2018 – November 2018|
|Unit Responsible:||Thousand Oaks Police Department Patrol / East County Patrol Services Investigations Bureau|
|(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent||City of Residence||Age|
|Anthony Negreary||Los Angeles||35|
|A suspect who used the identity belonging to others committed several high-end mountain bike thefts from bicycle shops in Thousand Oaks and throughout Southern California has been arrested in Los Angeles County.
On 10-24-18, patrol deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to Newbury Park Bike Shop in Thousand Oaks reference a high end mountain bike theft. During the preliminary investigation, the reporting deputy learned the suspect had identified himself by using a fraudulent California Driver’s License. The suspect requested to test ride a Santa Cruz Bronson mountain bike retailed at over $5000 and provided the fake driver’s license, a wallet containing a credit card, social security card and a set of keys as collateral. The suspect rode off with the bike and did not return.
During a follow-up investigation, Financial Crimes Detectives from the Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau learned the true identity of the suspect as Anthony Negreary. Detectives learned Negreary was involved in at least 11 other similar high-end bike thefts from bicycle shops throughout Southern California.
Financial Crimes Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Police Investigations Bureau coordinated with detectives from Santa Monica Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Buena Park Police Department, Pasadena Police Department, and Arcadia Police Department, who all had open cases with similar high-end bicycle thefts. It was determined Negreary was the suspect in all the cases and used similar methods by using the personal identifying information