Police: Man wanted for high end bike thefts caught in Arizona

Police: Man wanted for high end bike thefts caught in Arizona
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A man Boise Police say was wanted for a series of high end bike thefts over the last few months has been arrested in Mesa, Arizona.

Police say Luke Cross, 29, tried to sell a bike at a local pawn shop in November, but an employee recognized the bike as being stolen.

Witness told police that Cross broke through a large glass door to escape before they arrived, then tried to ram his vehicle into an employee who had chased after him.

Police say they believe Cross is connected to a rash of bike thefts that began in mid-September and that the thefts are drug related.

Officers say they received information recently that Cross was seen in Arizona, and with help from the U.S. Marshal's Task Force and Mesa Police, arrested Cross at a residence in Mesa Wednesday.

Cross faces charges of grand theft, aggravated assault, and malicious injury to property.