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UPDATE @ 11:10 a.m. (Sept. 17):

Bellbrook police have developed a person of interest in a breaking and entering case at International Pro Bike Shop.

The man is seen on surveillance footage taken from outside the business during daylight hours.

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He was driving a white or light gray late-model Buick Rendezvous with no front license plate. There is significant passenger front-end damage and the Buick emblem is missing from the front of the vehicle.

Anyone with information can contact detective Tony Vetter at 937-848-3252.


Police are investigating after several custom-made bicycles, at least one valued at more than $10,000, were reported stolen from the International Pro Bike Shop in Bellbrook.

The break-in was discovered Tuesday morning by the owner of the shop at 15 W. Franklin St., Roger Schroeder.

Five bicycles were stolen, a total estimated loss of $34,352, according to the Bellbrook police report.

Schroeder posted on his business Facebook page that the break-in occurred while he was at the hospital looking after his girlfriend who was having major back surgery.

“These are all unique bikes not offered as complete bikes, all custom ordered,” according to a separate post on the page.

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Schroeder has posted photos of some of the missing bikes on the Facebook page.

Name brands of the bicycles reported stolen include Basso Diamante, Gueciotti Navir, ,Olmo, Waterford, Casati, Orbea, Masi Vincere and Cannondale.

If you have information that can assist Bellbrook police in solving this case, call the department at (937) 848-8484.