Teen 'detective' leads police to stolen bike

By: AP
By: AP

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

© 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28616704 - wibw.com/a?a=28616704