Teen 'detective' leads police to stolen bike

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in suburban Westchester County said a 13-year-old's detective work led them to a 17-year-old accused of stealing a $2,275 mountain bike. Scarsdale police said the bike was stolen while its 13-year-old owner was inside a village deli.

The boy searched the Internet and found a bike that fit the description of his for sale on eBay. He gave the information to investigators.

A detective posing as a potential buyer arranged to meet the bike's seller in White Plains. Police arrested the 17-year-old on charges of felony criminal possession of stolen property.

The 17-year-old was freed without bail to his parents and is due in City Court on October 1st. There was no telephone listing for the teen's address.

Information from: The Journal News, http://www.thejournalnews.com

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