SFPD Investigation Leads to Federal Indictment In Alleged Bicycle Resale Conspiracy in Mexico 24-010
The San Francisco Police Department’s Burglary Detail assisted in a multi-national investigation involving stolen bicycles from the city and resold in Mexico.
A federal grand jury this week indicted San Jose resident Victoriano Romero, charging him with conspiracy and other charges related to the scheme to steal high-end bicycles from Bay Area residents.
The indictment details at least seven bicycles - valued at thousands of dollars each - that were stolen out of homes in San Francisco and sold to Romero in San Jose. Two other bicycles were stolen from homes in Redwood City.
In April 2021, San Francisco police officers served a search warrant on Romer’s business in San Jose and found one of the stolen bicycles disassembled and ready for transport to Jalisco, Mexico. That bicycle was returned to its owner.
A federal indictment was filed in January and unsealed on Thursday.
The San Francisco Police Department would like to thank our federal partners in the FBI and United States Attorney’s Office for their work on this case.
Below is the United States Attorney’s Office Press Release link on the investigation.