Tips help track suspected Flying Goat bike thief

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 7:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police arrested a suspect they think stole a bicycle from the Flying Goat restaurant on September 16th.

John Randall, 42, is one of two suspects in the bicycle theft. Surveillance footage from 6:30 a.m. on September 16th show two suspects stealing an employee's bike from the Flying Goat on West Northwest Boulevard near North F Street. The bicycle belonged to a Flying Goat employee. The restuarant's owner offered a $1,000 reward for the two suspects to be brought to justice.

"We believe very strongly in this neighborhood and anything we can do to deter people from coming in and doing these types of things, we're willing to do," said Jonathon Sweatt, owner of the Flying Goat.

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"It's kind of heartbreaking that they can come into our work, our neighborhoods like that and help themselves to people's stuff," said Adam Shove, the bike's owner. He said he came off of his shift at the Flying Goat to find the bike stolen. He had built it himself.

Spokane Police said they received several tips about the incident and arrested John Randall in connection on Saturday. PACT officers said they were able to find the stolen bicycle after following up on information. Officials said that it had been taken apart but everything except the front tire was recovered. Officials returned the parts to the owner.

Authorities said that they are now searching for the second suspect. They believe he is 29-year-old Christopher Hamberg. Anybody with information about him is asked to call Crime Check.

Officers not familiar with this incident also contacted another suspect who had been riding the stolen bike during the week. The officers said that they ran the serial number of the bike but it had not been reported stolen at that time.

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