Feb 11, 2014
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A Richmond police detective’s love for motorcycle racing reportedly helped him crack a significant theft case last month that led to the arrest of an American Federation of Motorcycles racer.

On Tuesday, Det. Cedric Tagorda  confirmed a January report in roadracingworld.com about the arrest of motorcycle racer Keith “Fastman” Randle, 26, of Sacramento. A federal investigation is underway and charges are pending, Tagorda said.

While employed in the parts department of a Roseville motorcycle store, Randle allegedly used dozens of credit card profiles from customers to place orders at other motorcycle retailers, including LeoVince USA in Richmond. On his Facebook page, Randle  lists his hometown as Richmond.

The products Randle reportedly purchased were picked up by an associate or shipped to an old address or to relatives, Tagorda said.

Tagorda, a track day rider who had worked at motorcycle accessories retailer Cycle Gear before becoming a cop, said he knows the people at LeoVince USA well and was tipped off to the theft by employees.

Richmond police arrested Randle Dec. 17 at his Sacramento home, Tagorda said, where stolen tires, parts and credit information were allegedly recovered.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.