Police arrest thief after $3K bike stolen from Capitol Square

Police arrest thief after $3K bike stolen from Capitol Square
The bike is a Pedego valued at about $3,000. (Source: Capitol Police)
The bike is a Pedego valued at about $3,000. (Source: Capitol Police)
The thief left the Capitol near Ninth Street (Source: Capitol Police)
The thief left the Capitol near Ninth Street (Source: Capitol Police)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police say they have arrested a thief who stole a high-end electric bike from Capitol Square.

The thief stole the bike around 9:26 a.m. on Tuesday from the corner of 12th and Bank streets. The thief then went west on Bank Street and left the Capitol at Ninth Street.

Richmond Police spotted the bike and a suspect around 8 p.m. near McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in South Richmond. They arrested 18-year-old Robert L. Harrison Jr. and charged him with grand larceny.

The bike is a Pedego valued at about $3,000. It has an electric throttle and pedal assist, but the thief did not have the required key to use it. He was still able to pedal away at a slower speed.

The bike is owned by a security contractor who patrols parking garages at the Capitol.

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