Police on the lookout for high end bike thief

Police on the lookout for high end bike thief

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Boise police say they are on the lookout for a suspect that may have stolen several high end bikes in the area and try to pawn them off.  Police say they're looking for 29 year old  Luke Christopher Cross.  And they say he may be violent after he got busted trying to pawn a high end bike last month.

Boise police say that Luke Cross tried to sell a stolen bike at a local pawn shop. But when employees found out the bike was stolen, witnesses say Cross busted a glass door trying to get out. They say he got in his car and then tried to run over store employees who were chasing him.  Officers think Cross may be involved with a number of bike thefts that have been going on since September.

Vista Pawn was not the store that police say Cross targeted but managers there say they can see red flags from a stolen bike. One indicator is bikes with locks on them. "Frequently coming in with bikes that's another indicator, more than one bike, they don't know a lot about it.  Things like that.  And then when we test it there are things wrong with it that they don't know about it.  Those are some of the things we look for," says Jeremy Wright.

Luke Cross is being charged with Grand theft, aggravated assault and injury to property. And police also think he may be violent. Police think Cross may be in either Boise, Twin Falls or Burley.  Police think the bike thefts may be drug related.