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Bike shop aids in police sting, helps recover stolen bicycles

Bike shop aids in police sting, helps recover stolen bicycles

Bike mechanics at Heritage Bicycles used fast Facebook sleuthing to help reunite a stolen bike with its owner Monday evening, Chicago police officials said. Bike theft is common in the city—though exactly how common is hard to quantify—and stolen bikes are rarely recovered and returned to their owners, according to Lt. David Harris, a spokesperson for Chicago Police Department's news affairs. That wasn't the case Monday evening, when police officers from the 24th District caught two juveniles in the act of trying to resell a stolen bike in a makeshift sting operation facilitated by friends of Heritage Bicycles, a custom bike shop in Lakeview. The juveniles,...

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