Dave Zabriskie, who came in second in the recent Amgen Tour of California, had his house in Salt Lake City broken into last week and virtually all of his belongings stolen, including:
- A black 2008 Subaru Outback, Utah plate A189NC
- A black 2006 Toyota Scion, Utah plate 094VWM
- A Sony 52-inch flat-screen TV
- A Bose speaker/receiver system worth an estimated $15,000
- Video game systems
- Thirteen bicycles, including an Olympic time trial bike
- Laptops and a hard drive.
Sherry Hamik, Dave’s mom, was quoted in the Deseret News as saying the value of the items taken is “massive.” “The bikes alone are about $10,000 apiece. That’s only the bikes. That’s not the cars or the things in the house. It’s astronomical.”
Apparently, the thieves moved everything to the garage, lined it up, then loaded into truck(s). Ã‚Â How does a neighborhood not notice this sort of thing?
According to police, a number of personal items were taking, including a Beijing Olympic ring with his initials engraved, an Olympic watch, a race medal, his race jerseys from Garmin-Chipotle and the U.S. Postal Service, and limited-edition Marvel statues. The statues of characters such as a “Hellboy” pistol figurine, “Ash” Army of Darkness, “Tomb Raider” Lara Croft, “The Punisher,” “Alien” and “Ironman” limited editions and a “Gears of War” character are about two to three feet high, numbered and “very heavy,” police said.
Let’s see if this gets the same response Lance’s stolen bike did…where’s the Twitter group?
Zabriskie, his family and police are now asking if anyone sees the distinctive high-end merchandise, either on eBay or in a pawn shop, to call investigators at 801-799-3000, or the Tips for Cash line at 801-799-INFO (4636).