Friendly Thief Plays With Family's Golden Retriever During Bike Heist In San Diego's Pacific Beach

August 3, 2023

The San Diego Police Department is on the look out for a seemingly friendly bike thief, who was filmed having an endearing encounter with the family's pet Golden Retriever during his heist. 

"The San Diego Police Department needs YOUR help in identifying a burglary suspect," reads the caption to the video on San Diego Police Department's Instagram page. "On July 15, 2023, at approximately 10:40 pm, an unknown white male suspect entered a garage in the Pacific Beach neighborhood. The individual made off with a 2019 black Electra 3-speed bicycle valued at approximately $1,300. This isn't your average bike; it's distinct, featuring '8-ball' caps on the tire valves, an '8-ball' logo on the frame, and a rear wheel frame marked with a checkered black and white pattern. 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 dog-friendly suspect is described as a white male, last seen wearing a blue and white hat, gray shirt, blue shorts, and orange athletic shoes, sporting a black and blue backpack. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Diego Police. 

Check out the full video below.