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Police identify suspect sought in bike and barbecue theft

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.

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

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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.

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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