PLEASANTON -- Detectives investigating a Pleasanton bike robbery last week stumbled upon a trove of other bicycles inside a Milpitas home, police said.

A resident on the 4400 block of Moore Avenue discovered about 9 a.m. that their rare bicycle, a distinct 1952 Schwinn, had been stolen from the home overnight, Lt. Scott Rohovit said. The owner of the bike, who has not been identified, began searching Craigslist for any trace of their possession, and found it listed for sale on the site.

The victim reported the discovery to Pleasanton police detectives, who contacted the seller and met him at a home in Milpitas, Rohovit said. After confirming that the bicycle was the Schwinn stolen from the Pleasanton home, detectives returned to the home with a search warrant and discovered dozens of other bicycles, Rohovit said. The exact number of bicycles found in the home was not immediately known, nor was it known how many of them had been reported stolen.

The suspect was not home at the time of the search warrant, and police are searching for him, Rohovit said. The man's name is not being released, pending the ongoing investigation.

The 1952 Schwinn was recovered from the home during the investigation, Rohovit said, and was returned to its owner in Pleasanton.

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