Police investigate mountain bike theft

Police are investigating a bike theft that was reported Monday morning in Petaluma.

At about 2:25 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 100 block of Petaluma Boulevard North.

According to police, the victim said that late Sunday night, he locked his bike to a tree outside of a business in the downtown area. At about 2:25 a.m. Monday, he returned to the location and discovered the bike had been stolen.

A surveillance camera inside a business recorded the theft and appears to show the suspect cutting the bike lock cable, police said.

The victim described the bike as a men’s black Cannondale 28-speed mountain bike with a single front fork shock and a black milk crate on the back. Its estimated value is about $1,500, police said.

The suspect is described as a man who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Police released images from the surveillance footage and are asking for the public’s help in solving the case. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Officer N. Raccanello at (707) 781-1263.