Friday, July 21, 2017

Serial bicycle thief caught on camera. Arrested

Angel Ortiz
On July 19, 2017 at approximately 3:23PM as part of the TPD's aggressive anti-bike theft strategy officers were monitoring our public safety cameras system at the MBTA's Davis Sq. station. In conjunction there were several officers in the area. At this time a male, later identified as Angel Ortiz, 45, of Boston stole a mountain bike from the Elm Street side of the station. The officer monitoring gave a detailed description of Ortiz to the officers in the area.  As Ortiz peddled out of the station and he was quickly stopped and placed into custody. Ortiz was transported to the Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

If Ortiz looks familiar....... well we issued a photo regarding a person of interest for stealing bicycles (see photo and posting here). Yes, that is Angel Ortiz the one in the same Ortiz depicted here.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at

the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt