$85,000 In Stolen Bikes Recovered In Folsom Police Sting
FOLSOM (CBS13) — Thousands of dollars in bikes stolen in April from a Folsom bicycle shop were recovered after an undercover sting led to the pricey rides and the suspect.
Security video from a shop and a gas station next door, along with tips to the public led police to the 36 bikes worth $85,000.
Two months after the high-end bikes were stolen, Folsom Police took those leads and arranged a sting by telling the suspect they wanted to see the bikes before they purchased them.
Ishkan Amir-Khanyan, 36, was arrested after police confirmed the bikes he was trying to sell were stolen. A search warrant at his Citrus Heights garage found 15 more.
The news of the recovered bicycles and the arrest came as a welcome surprise at Folsom Bike, where they assumed the bikes were gone for good.
Amir-Khanyan was booked into Sacramento County Jail.
Folsom Police are still trying to find 12 more stolen bikes, asking anyone who may have purchased a bike from Amir-Khanyan to notify them.