Richmond Police make arrest in UCI bike theft

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police have made an arrest after a UCI race participant’s bike was stolen late last week.

Detectives arrested Ronald Henderson, 52, of Lawrenceville, for stealing a bicycle used by a competitor in the UCI Road World Championships. The bicycle was taken from the Marriott Hotel Thursday evening when it was left unattended.

Acting on a tip, detectives located Henderson yesterday afternoon at the corner of 5th and East Broad Streets. At about the same time, using information provided by the tipster, detectives also located the stolen bicycle.

“We are pleased we were able to find the bicycle in good working order and return it to the UCI team for use in this week’s competition,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “I would like to thank the person who came forward with the information that allowed detectives to find the bicycle so quickly and make the arrest.”

Ronald Henderson
Ronald Henderson

Henderson has been charged with Grand Larceny and Obtaining Money under False Pretenses, both felonies. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor.

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