Women Finds Bike And Bike Thief Using Social Media - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Women Finds Bike And Bike Thief Using Social Media

Posted: Updated:
Her stolen bicycle ended up on this site Her stolen bicycle ended up on this site
The bike that was stolen The bike that was stolen
PHILADELPHIA -

A victim finds her stolen bicycle using social media.

Her bike was stolen in December of last year, but she was determined to get it back. After checking eBay and looking at local bike shops, she joined a group on Facebook called "Philadelphia stolen bikes"and posted information about her bike and the theft.

On July 8th, she got the break in the case when someone within that thousand member Facebook group replied that a bike on Craigslist looked like hers and was being sold for a thousand dollars.

She then emailed the person on Craigslist and asked if the bike was still available. They then set up a time to meet. She contacted police, and they came along with her, in plain-clothes. After confirming that the bike was stolen by matching the bike serial number and description, the police officers arrested the defendant.

The victim now has her bike back and nabbed the person who's suspected of stealing her bike.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Man kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital

    Police: Man kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:45:20 GMT
    Authorities say a man shot his wife and himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey.Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says both are alive and being treated.
    Authorities say a man shot his wife and himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey.Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says both are alive and being treated.
  • Girl set to testify in Bryant School school abduction

    Girl set to testify in Bryant School school abduction

    A now 7-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted could testify Wednesday in the trial of a former day care worker.
    A now 7-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted could testify Wednesday in the trial of a former day care worker.
  • Man Robs Olney Dunkin Donuts After Asking For Cup of Coffee

    Man Robs Olney Dunkin Donuts After Asking For Cup of Coffee

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:46:10 GMT
    Police are looking for a man who robbed a Dunkin Donuts in Olney.This happened on August 21 at 8:12 pm while employees were working inside the store located at 5401 North 5th Street. 
    Police are looking for a man who robbed a Dunkin Donuts in Olney.This happened on August 21 at 8:12 pm while employees were working inside the store located at 5401 North 5th Street. 
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices