General Crime

* Gilroy skate park a suspect took the victim’s teal-colored BMX bike

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A man armed with a knife took another man’s bicycle near a Gilroy skate park on Monday night, Gilroy police said. The suspect took the victim’s teal-colored BMX bike, which was lying next to the skate park at Las Animas Park, around 9:20 p.m. When the victim confronted the thief to recover his bike, the suspect pointed a 5-inch knife at him.

The suspect then threatened the victim, saying he would kill him, according to police.The victim called police as the thief fled south through the park toward Wayland Lane on the bicycle, police said. Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

He is described as a roughly 30-year-old Hispanic man weighing about 200 pounds and standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, with dark eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, denim shorts and a black baseball cap with black cloth under the cap covering his hair. He has tattoos on his face, including two teardrops near his right eye, and tattoos on both arms, according to police. No one was injured in the robbery, police said.

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