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Alleged bike thief returned to scene

Adam Fischer nearly got away with it.

The 36-year-old Hartsel resident allegedly was caught on Aspen Art Museum surveillance video June 15 stealing a brand-new Scott carbon-fiber $3,500 mountain bike that was locked to a sign post on Spring Street, according to a police report filed in Aspen District Court.

The video allegedly shows Fischer using bolt cutters at about 5:50 p.m. to slice through the chain securing the bike before throwing the chain over his shoulder into a nearby garden, according to the report. The bicycle belonged to an art museum employee.

And while police were able to tell what Fischer was wearing in the surveillance video — a black and gray Volcom brand baseball hat, black Volcom T-shirt, tan cargo shorts, black calf-high socks and black sneakers — he was not identifiable at first, the report states.

However, surveillance video shows Fischer returning to the art museum 35 minutes later at 6:25 p.m. in his black 1997 Jeep Cherokee with Colorado license plates and picking up the discarded bike-lock chain, according to the police report.

“The suspect was wearing all the same clothing and (had) the same body type of the individual involved in the theft minus the baseball cap,” Aspen police Officer Braulio Jerez wrote in his report.

The officer was able to run the license plates and obtain a driver’s license photo of Fischer, the report states. He then compared the body type and facial characteristics of the person in the surveillance video to the photo and determined “Fischer and the suspect of the theft were one (and) the same,” according to the report.

Fischer was taken into custody in Jefferson County on July 3 and charged with felony theft and felony possession of burglary tools.

jauslander@aspentimes.com


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