Thief befriends dog to steal $1300 worth of bike

ByVrinda Jain
Aug 07, 2023 07:34 PM IST

A video of a thief playing with a dog to steal an expensive bike was shared by San Diego Police. The police is currently in search of the man.

A thief was seen petting a dog before stealing a bike. San Diego Police Department shared a video of the incident on social media. The police are currently in search of the man.

Snapshot of the thief playing with the dog.(Instagram/@San Diego Police Department)
Snapshot of the thief playing with the dog.(Instagram/@San Diego Police Department)

San Diego Police Department wrote on Instagram that on July 15, a man entered someone's garage in the Pacific Beach neighborhood, San Diego, and stole a 2019 black Electra 3-speed bicycle. The bicycle costs $1,300 (approximately 1,00,000.)

The police department further added, "In a rather peculiar turn of events, as the suspect was about to make his escape, he paused to pet the household dog who had entered the garage. The suspect is described as a white male, last seen wearing a blue and white hat, gray shirt, blue shorts, and orange athletic shoes. He was carrying a black and blue backpack." (Also Read: Woman sits on bonnet of moving car for reel, Hoshiarpur Police nabs her)

Watch the video of the man stealing the bike here:

This post was shared on August 4. Since being shared, it has been viewed more than 44,000 times. The share has also received close to 2,000 likes. Many have even commented on the post.

Here's what people had to say about the video:

An individual wrote, "Clearly he knows the pet." A second added, "That dog had one job. One job!" A third added, "I was afraid he was going to take the dog! No, take the bike, not the dog!" A fourth commented, "Don’t leave your garage open. How about you use a little common sense." A fifth expressed, "Sucks the bike was stolen. However, he gave the dog belly rubs, told him he was the coolest dog ever, and said he loved him. Out of all the crimes, this one I’m not mad about." A sixth said, "Some watchdog! What do you expect would happen when you leave your garage open?"

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