Tempe Detectives Shut Down Bike Theft Ring
Rey Aguilar Arrested
On May 6, 2014 Tempe Detectives arrested 46 year old Rey Genaro Aguilar for trafficking in stolen property, after his residence was served with a search warrant and over 50 bicycles and bicycle parts were located. Detectives received information that Aguilar was purchasing and then selling the stolen bicycles, many of which were being transported to Mexico.
Aguilar stated he purchased approximately 20 bicycles a week for $15 - $100 a bike, knowing that they were probably stolen. Many of the owners of the bicycles recovered have not been identified and many of the bicycles have not yet been reported as stolen. Anybody with information is asked to contact the Tempe Police Department.