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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Man who stole electric bike at Silver Springs motel wanted by sheriff’s office

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public to identify a man who recently stole an electric bicycle from a guest at a local hotel.

On Wednesday, April 3, the male suspect pictured below allegedly stole a Beaumont Rev City electric bicycle from the Stage Stop Inn located at 5131 E Silver Springs Boulevard in Silver Springs, according to MCSO.

MCSO electric bike thief (April 3, 2024)
This man is wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for stealing an electric bicycle from the Stage Stop Inn on April 3, 2024.

The victim told law enforcement that the electric bicycle was “locked up” when they left the hotel at around 7 a.m. on April 3. When the victim returned at 3 p.m., the bike was gone.

An MCSO deputy reviewed surveillance footage from the hotel, which “clearly showed the suspect stealing the bicycle” at around 9:30 a.m. that morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

If you recognize this man or know where the victim’s electric bicycle is located, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 352-732-9111.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP(7867) or clicking here to submit an online report. If you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.