Huntington Beach police Monday arrested a man in connection with a bicycle theft after a resident said he recognized him from photos posted by officials on social media.

Marco Antonio Hernandez, 37, of Santa Ana was arrested on suspicion of grand theft of a bicycle and is being held at Huntington Beach City Jail, according to a Huntington Beach police Facebook post.

On Sunday afternoon, police had posted photos of a man, later identified as Hernandez, who they said had walked up to a bike rack off Main Street around 11:30 a.m. with a purple and black bicycle and left the area minutes later with one that was silver with green accents.

Police confiscated the bike left behind as evidence.

— Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio