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SFPD Tweets

"Seeing lots of PD reports where bikes r stolen out of locked vehicles & left on racks. PlZ don't leave them in your car or on your rack 1/2"
2 days ago
"RT @barryvayne: @SFPDBikeTheft my Scott Voltage was stolen Saturday Feb 28th on Townsend btw 5-6th st. Ripped right off my car rack. http:/…"
2 days ago
"RT @PhillyPolice: Official @PhillyPolice and @FOPLodge5 GoFundMe page to donate to P/O Wilson's family:"
2 days ago
" 10,000 bike recovered in dc. Good story"
3 days ago
"PlZ RT - Southern station officers confiscate GT elite unable to find the owner please contact me if you can claim."
3 days ago


Jason and Gio Benitez track stolen bikes (and other stuff) in San Francisco.

Jason and Gio tracking

Jason and Gio tracking

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Jason got to spend some time in San Francisco with the Today show.

Caught Red Handed is exciting, unscripted, true reality TV.’s Jason Cecchettini and Manny Leon take viewers on a wild ride into the real world of bicycle theft. We utilize high-end bicycles equipped with hidden tracking devices and leave them in areas that have had significant problems with not only bike theft, but residential burglaries, shoplifting, and other such property crimes.  Our intent is to capture the real trouble-makers, not simple petty thieves of opportunity.  Every theft is unique and sometimes the criminals themselves are quite entertaining.

Chris Hansen goes under cover as a bike messenger pulls out a pair of bolt cutters and steals a bike; he accompanies the police as they track down thieves using high-tech tracking devices; and a bike dealer who thinks they’re trying to sell him a stolen bike goes after Chris Hansen – it’s the most explosive confrontation of Hansen’s career.


Ride along with as our bait bike is stolen and then tracked down and recovered. The Sacramento Police Department does an outstanding job locating the bad guy, and then taking him to jail.

On September 20, 2010 Inside Edition featured Pegasus Technologies CEO Jason Cecchettini catching bike theives in the act. Read the whole story here.

April 3, 2007
Yuba City, California

On the afternoon of April 3, 2007, the bait bike was deployed in front of WalMart in Yuba City, CA. After approximately one hour, the bike was stolen. Yuba City police officers tracked the bike to Taco Bell on Bridge Street where a white male adult was seen riding the bait bike accompanied by two white male juveniles on two other bikes. All three subjects were detained by officers and after investigating the incident, the adult and his 14 year old son were both arrested and booked into Jail. The second juvenile was released. Surveillance cameras caught the incident on video, portions of which are shown below.