CHINO, Calif. (FOX 11) - A bicycle store employee was struck by a vehicle Tuesday trying to stop thieves from stealing a $10,000 bike, authorities said.
Chino police said three suspects around 4:15 p.m. walked into Incycle Bicycles, located at 12345 Mountain Avenue, and walked out with a mountain bike.
The two male suspects and a female suspect then attempted to flee in a pickup truck.
Police said store employees ran after the suspects. One employee named Megan was struck by the vehicle, driven by the female suspect, and suffered a broken pelvis, foot and fractured skull.
Raul Ureno, a second employee, continued chasing after the suspects and attempted to punch through the truck’s window.
With the help of another witness, Ureno got into a vehicle and drove after the suspects and managed to get the stolen bike back.
“You can put a value on the bike but you can’t put a value on Megan, so again, it was not about the bike,” Ureno told FOX 11.
The three suspects remained at large Wednesday. The bike store offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help police find them.
The first suspect was described as a white male in this 20s, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and between 185 to 195 pounds. He was seen wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, a black Hollister hooded sweatshirt, ripped denim jeans and black shoes.
The second suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male also in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and around 165 pounds. He was wearing a white and blue baseball cap, sunglasses, a black jacket with a gray hood, a red and blue flannel shirt, black pants and black shoes with a white lining.
The female driver was described as having a thin build and short stature with brown hair in a bun. She was wearing round sunglasses, a black hooded sweatshirt and red lipstick.
The getaway vehicle was a “blueish gray” GMC Sierra truck with a black paper plate on the rear and chrome detailing on the sides. Police said the truck was missing chrome trim on the left rear door.
Those with information were asked to call Chino Police Detective Carrino at 909-334-3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.