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Detectives Investigate Theft of “Ghost Bike” in Bethesda

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 3, 2016

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating the theft of what is commonly referred to as a Ghost Bike, an all-white bicycle that is left as a memorial at a collision site where a bicyclist was killed as result of being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.  Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) who committed the theft.

On June 3, 2nd District officers responded to the 6100 block of Massachusetts Avenue for the report of a theft.  The investigation revealed that sometime between May 26 and May 30, an unknown suspect(s) stole the Ghost Bike from the memorial to Timothy Aloysius Holden, the bicyclist who was struck and killed on that roadway on August 28, 2015.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this theft to please call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

RLG

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Release ID: 16-142
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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