Police caught a group of juvenile bike thieves who allegedly pedaled away from the scene of their crime on their stolen rides.
A resident of Leconey Circle called police just after 2:30 Aug. 27 after she saw several juveniles walk by her house without bicycles, then moments later saw them ride by on two distinct bicycles she recognized as belonging to a friend, Palmyra Police said.
Police stopped the juveniles at Horace Avenue and Bartlett Street and brought the caller to the scene, as well as the owner of the bikes to confirm they belonged to her.
The five juveniles, who were all from Palmyra, were ultimately found to be in possession of three stolen bikes. Police said they cut a chain that was securing the bikes to a fence in the victim’s backyard.
All five were charged with receiving stolen property and criminal mischief and released to their parents’ custody.Information provided by Palmyra Police.