TWO ARRESTED IN THEFT OF MOTORCYCLE SADDLE BAGS

Additional Victims Sought by Police On September 20, 2012, Detectives from the LVMPD Tourist Crimes Unit
arrested two individuals in connection with the theft of fiberglass motorcycle saddlebags from approximately 23 motorcycles parked in various locations throughout the Las Vegas Strip. The investigation into the crime spree began with the report of a single incident of theft, and culminated with officers serving a search warrant at a residence shared by the two suspects. Recovered at the residence were ten sets of saddlebags valued at
between $1000.00 and $1500.00 per set. Also recovered were various items of personal property which was inside of the saddlebags at the time of they were stolen. During the investigation LVMPD Detectives worked closely with security teams from several strip hotels and casinos. Arrested in connection with this incident were Gino Stewart, 24 years of age, and Raymond Garcia, 23 years of age, both of Las Vegas. Both suspects were charged with:
Grand Larceny, four counts, Burglary, Possession of stolen property, six counts, Conspiracy to commit grand larceny, four counts, Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, and Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Photographs of some of the saddlebags recovered during this investigation,along with booking photographs of Stewart and Garcia, accompany this release. The incidents currently under investigation occurred between August 29th and September 17th, 2012. Investigators are continuing their probe into this series of thefts, and believe other individuals may have been victimized by these suspects. Anyone who may have been victims of a similar crime, or anyone with any information concerning this crime spree or these suspects, is urged to contact the LVMPD Tourist Crime Unit at 828-3204 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on
the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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