Thieves Sought in Rash of Bicycle Thefts in Torrance

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A man is seen in surveillance video of two bike thefts in Torrance. (credit: Torrance Police Department)

Police in Torrance were looking for a possible gang of thieves responsible for stealing dozens of bikes around the city, authorities announced Thursday.

It was not known how many thieves are involved or whether they are working together or alone.

The thieves are responsible for stealing at least 28 bikes in three months, police said.

The thieves target apartment buildings at all hours of the day and all days of the week, police said.

The stolen bicycles include a variety of makes and types with values ranging from $70 to $2,000, police said.

Investigators released a crime bulletin on Sept. 27 with surveillance photos of one of the thieves. He was described as white, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds.

In one case, the thieves were described as two young Hispanic men. In yet another case, the thief was described as a black man about 20 years old, according to the Torrance Police Department’s bulletin.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Torrance police at 310-328-3456.