Man who stole Alhambra police bicycle writes apology letter

An Alhambra police bicycle that was briefly stolen is shown in this undated file photo. (Alhambra Police Department)

A man who attempted to steal an Alhambra police officer's bicycle was stopped after bystanders flagged down the officers.

The officers were conducting a business check on First and Main streets at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said a man ditched his own bike and started walking away with one of the officer's unattended bicycles.

Witnesses then flagged down the officers, who stopped the thief before he could escape. He was taken into custody, where he wrote the apology letter.

"The suspect was so remorseful; he wrote an apology letter to the bike officers. Apology accepted," the police department posted on its Facebook page.

Police were unable to release the apology as it was considered evidence in an active criminal investigation.
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