Suspect sought in Bella Vista bicycle theft

BELLA VISTA -- Philadelphia police are searching for a thief who stole a bicycle in the city's Bella Vista section.

The suspect was caught on surveillance cutting the lock off a bicycle on the 1100 block of East Passyunk Avenue back on October 5.

After freeing the bike, he fled towards the 800 block of Washington Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

You can also submit an anonymous tip online at

Click here to watch the surveillance video