A person tried stealing a man’s bicycle near the bike rack outside the Foggy Bottom Metro station Friday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.
The report states a man named Adam Shumway found someone touching his bicycle lock “with unknown tools” at the bike rack outside the Metro station at 11:50 p.m. Friday. The man “exchanged words” with the suspect before the perpetrator ran away from the station down I Street, according to the report.
MPD spokesperson Hugh Carew declined to identify the suspect. Carew said no arrests have been made as the investigation into the case continues.
The suspect damaged Shumway’s $80 bike lock, now valued at $40, when attempting to steal his Salsa Mountain Bicycle originally worth $1,000, according to the report. The report states the bike’s forfeiture value is $500.
The report states Shumway reported the crime at 12:27 a.m. Saturday, and MPD officers Carlos Ramos and John Fellini responded to the scene. The case is still open, and the suspect is charged with second-degree theft and destruction of property less than $1,000, the report states.