BOULDER, Colo. — A man was arrested Monday on charges that he stole 43 bicycles in and around Boulder between May and September of last year.
John Samson III, 38, was already in custody at the Boulder County Jail on separate charges, the Boulder Police Department said. He faces 34 counts of theft, one count of burglary, one count of criminal trespass and one count of criminal mischief in connection with the bike thefts. Twenty-nine of those charges are felonies.
The bikes are worth a total of approximately $147,000, BPD estimated.
The majority of the thefts took place in the downtown business area during daylight hours, according to BPD. Most of the bikes were locked, either to bike racks or on vehicle racks. None of the stolen bikes have been recovered.