Bikes stolen from beach access point


Someone is stealing bicycles parked at the Ponte Vedra Boulevard-Solana Road beach walkover. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at least four such thefts at that location in the past two months.

On April 10, a man and woman rode their bicycles to the access, arriving at about 1 p.m. They locked their bikes to the walkover railing and went to the beach. An hour later, they returned to find both bikes gone and the cable securing them had been cut.

On May 16, a woman reported that her blue beach Towney cruiser bicycle, valued at $800, had been stolen from the same location. She had ridden her bike to the access at about 3:10 p.m. At about 4 p.m. she returned to find her bike missing and that someone had cut the combination bike lock with bolt cutters.

The same day, one of her neighbors also reported that his white beach cruiser bicycle with surfboard attachment had also been stolen. That bike was valued at $600. It had also been secured with a combination lock, which had also been cut with bolt cutters.

Attempts to get security video of these incidents were unsuccessful. Nearby homeowner cameras were either not working or were pointed in another direction.

The victims said they would pursue charges if the perpetrator is found. The thefts are first degree felonies.


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