Ghost Bike Honoring US Navy Seal Stolen in Montgomery County

Police are searching for the person who stole a memorial in Bethesda, Maryland, that honored a U.S. Navy Seal decorated Gulf War veteran killed while riding his bicycle.

The "ghost bike" sat in the 6100 block of Massachusetts Avenue, where 64-year-old Timothy Holden was struck and killed on Aug. 28, 2015.

Montgomery County police said the all-white bicycle was taken sometime between May 26 and May 30.

The theft has upset many people who remember Holden as a devoted father and avid cyclist.

"It's even more tragic that it happened on Memorial Day. The first Memorial Day that Tim wasn't with us, his ghost bike disappears and we'd just like to get it back," said Brian Frank, who lives near the memorial to Holden.

Peter Klosky, of Fairfax, donated the ghost bike. He said he didn't know Holden, but admired him.

"It really was hurtful to the people who were left behind. It was 6 o'clock in the morning and there he is, working on his fitness...going to visit his 29-year-old daughter for coffee," Klosky said.

Police are asking for anyone who has information about the bike to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at (240) 773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip.

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