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Police identify suspect sought in bike and barbecue theft

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Huntington Beach police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man suspected of stealing two bicycles and a barbecue from the Pier Colony Condominiums on June 29.

(Courtesy Huntington Beach Police Department)

Huntington Beach police have identified a man being sought on suspicion of stealing two bicycles and a barbecue from a condominium complex late last month.

Steven Weeks, a 35-year-old transient who frequents Costa Mesa, was identified by a Huntington Beach Police Department records clerk and a Costa Mesa Police Department detective.

He is suspected of burglary, which could lead to jail time, a fine or probation, said Huntington Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt.

A man seen on surveillance cameras entered the underground parking structure of the Pier Colony Condominiums at 200 Pacific Coast Hwy. on foot between 6 and 7 a.m. June 29 by reaching through the bars of a security gate and opening the door from the inside, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

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The man then walked through the structure for the next 45 minutes while trying to open parked cars, police said.

He eventually made off with two bicycles, including one with a child bike trailer attached, and a barbecue that was still boxed.

Authorities described the man as white with brown hair and tattoos on his right arm and right calf. He also had a star tattoo on his right elbow.

He was wearing a black and white baseball cap, a white T-shirt, khaki knee-length shorts, black-and-white sneakers and a beige-and-blue backpack.

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Police asked that anyone with information about Weeks’ whereabouts call the Huntington Beach police information hotline at (714) 375-5066.

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Brittany Woolsey, brittany.woolsey@latimes.com

Twitter: @BrittanyWoolsey


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