One sped off on a blue and silver Trek 5000 road bike valued at $5,000, according to Chevy Chase Village Police. A second alleged thief zipped away on a black and white "Specialized Tarmac" road bike, also valued at $5,000. The third took one of the suspects' abandoned bikes, as there were apparently no other bikes left to steal from the garage, and made a getaway.
The homeowner's security camera captured video of the thieves in action.
Chevy Chase Village Police have released these photos of the bikes the alleged thieves left behind - thieves apparently oblivious to both the camera and the recent technological advance known as fingerprinting:
Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment of the thieves. Call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Here's a roundup of all crimes reported across Bethesda on May 3, according to crime data:
Stolen car. 7600 block Woodmont Avenue at 1:17 PM.
Vehicle burglary. Cordell-St. Elmo Parking Garage 40.
Theft. 4700 block Maple Avenue.
Theft from vehicle. 4800 block Bethesda Avenue at 9:49 AM.
Stolen bikes (2). 5400 block Grove Street at 4:15 PM (Chevy Chase Village).
Theft. 5400 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 4600 block Overbrook Road (Brookdale).
Vehicle burglary. 4600 block Overbrook Road.
Vehicle burglary. 4900 block Crescent Street at 8:56 AM (Crestview).
Theft. 5800 block Nicholson Lane (Pike District).
Photos courtesy Chevy Chase Village Police