Damn. A regular Utah guy goes off to the Golden State to kick ass in the Amgen Tour of California, only to return to find his Salt Lake City home stripped bare. World-class cyclist and Olympian Dave Zabriskie, wife Randi and their young son live on Salt Lake City's east side.
Zabriskie, a Holladay native, finished second behind Levi Leipheimer Sunday in the Tour of California. He was away from his home from Feb. 13 to 23. Sometime in that period, according to a Salt Lake City Police Dept. press release, the Zabriskie home was burglarized. Someone got away with a gold mine, and apparently knew right where to look for the goods.
SLPD have issued the following description of stolen items from Zabriskie's home:
--Black 2008 Subaru Outback, Utah plate A189NC
--Black 2006 Toyota Scion, Utah plate 094VWM
--Giro D Italia Race Medal (approx. 6” circumference)
--Olympic Seiko watch Beijing Olympic ring (silver) with initials “DZ” engraved ($4,000)
--Olympic Time Trial Bike, plus 12 other bikes (combined value of $100,000
--Cervelo (black/red) bike frame – team issued ($5000)
--Tag Heuer watch ($6,000)
--Bose Speaker/Receiver System ($15,000)
--Sony 52” flat screen TV ($4,000)
--Two Mac Books and one Mac desktop computer, plus hard drive ($8,000)
--A pair of "Space Legs," a recovery compression system for legs ($5,000)
--7 Marvel sideshow statues ($11,000) *
* The Marvel sideshow statues are very distinctive. They stand 2-3 feet tall and are very heavy. The stolen statues were of: “Hellboy” pistol figurine, “Ash”Army of Darkness, “Tomb Raider” Lara Croft, “The Punisher,” “Alien,” “Ironman” Limited Edition, and a “Gears of War” character.
Detectives expect some of these items to turn up in local pawnshops or online auction sites. Anyone with any information on this burglary or the location of the items is asked to call the Tips for Cash line at 799-INFO (4636). Please reference case #09-32767.
The photo is of Zabriskie when he rode for Team CSC. He now rides for Garmin.