Update: March 26, 2019
: Police officials say grab-and-run thieves had stolen bikes from a number of Southern California shops
BRAIN reports that the brazen thieves who dashed out with a $10,000 Specialized Stumpjumper from IN-Cycle Bicycles in Chino, California, in February, and then ran over store manager Megan Rodriguez with their GMC Sierra pickup truck while making their escape were arrested. Ronald Wolfe, 20, of Frazier Park, California; Kyle Stewart, 27, of Taft, California; and Nichole Stewart, 23, of Taft, are the suspects in the case and will be charged with robbery, conspiracy and attempted murder by the Chino Police department.
The In-Cycle robbery turned out to be a rodeo: Reportedly, Megan Rodriguez chased the suspects on foot and was brutally run over by the female diver of the escape truck, after which, two other shop employees chased down the robbers in a car and retook the bike after the GMC pickup became mired in traffic. Megan, who suffered a number of fractures and head injuries is recovering well. In-Cycle says they considered the incident to be a work-related injury, so she has full benefits, and expressed huge thanks to the cycling community, including neighboring bike shops, who donated over $35,000 to Megan's Gofundme campaign to help with the inevitable burdens she will face during her rehabilitation.
Read the BRAIN article here
A bike shop employee in California has suffered serious injuries after being run over by fleeing bike thieves, Fox 11 reports
The employee, Megan, spotted two men attempting to steal a $10,000 Specialized Epic at around 4:15pm on Tuesday and gave chase on foot. She was struck when they attempted to escape in a pickup truck driven by a woman. Megan was hospitalized with a broken pelvis, a broken foot and fractured skull.
A second employee, Raul Ureno also chased the truck and attempted to punch through the window. He then got into a separate vehicle, drove after the suspects and eventually recovered the bike.
The three suspects remain at large and the bike store is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help police find them.
The first suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and between 185 to 195 pounds. He was seen wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, a black Hollister hooded sweatshirt, ripped denim jeans and black shoes.
The second suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male also in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and around 165 pounds. He was wearing a white and blue baseball cap, sunglasses, a black jacket with a gray hood, a red and blue flannel shirt, black pants and black shoes with a white lining.
The female driver was described as having a thin build and short stature with brown hair in a bun. She was wearing round sunglasses, a black hooded sweatshirt and red lipstick.
The getaway vehicle was a “blueish gray” GMC Sierra truck with a black paper plate on the rear and chrome detailing on the sides. Police said the truck was missing chrome trim on the left rear door.
has been started for Megan that is hoping to raise $25,000 to aid her recovery. The total stands at $16,000 at the time of writing
Those with information were asked to call Chino Police Detective Carrino at 909-334-3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.