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SLC police seek suspect in bike shop burglary

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Jan 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-24 19:15:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police hope surveillance video will help them catch the suspect in a brazen burglary that happened Thursday morning at a bicycle shop near the University of Utah.

The burglary occurred at CycleSmith, 250 S 1300 E, around 7:30.

A surveillance video shows the suspect breaking through the glass front door and taking two expensive Salsa brand bikes in less than two minutes.

Weston Brown, a manager at CycleSmith, lives in an apartment above the shop and said he heard the crime being committed. Brown ran downstairs to investigate, but the suspect was already gone.

"For somebody to be able to do something like that to a small shop like this, you know, mom-and-pop ran, it's just sad," Brown said.

Brown said the Salsa bicycles that were taken are the second most expensive bikes they carry.

Police described the suspect as muscular and about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing black pants and what appears to be a blue hooded sweatshirt or jacket.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call the Salt Lake City Police Department at (801) 799-3000.