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Police Recover Bicycles in Early A.M. Hours

Manhattan Beach Police made several arrests in connection to stolen bicycles. They also charged two suspects with grand theft for a bike valued at $2,500.

recovered three bicycles and made arrests for suspected grand theft and suspected possession of stolen property during the early morning hours of May 4 and 11.

According to MBPD's Stephanie Martin, the first incident happened at 2:09 a.m. Friday, May 4, as MBPD detectives were investigating a bicycle theft. The detectives reportedly observed the suspect's vehicle, with a bike in the pick-up truck's bed, stopped at Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Inglewood Avenue. The driver and passenger in the pick-up truck were each arrested on suspicion of grand theft and stolen property. The recovered bike is valued at $2,500. 

Less than 30 minutes later, Officer Don Brown made a traffic stop in the 2100 block of Artesia Boulevard, which led to an investigation that revealed a stolen bike, a cut lock and bolt cutters. The driver was then arrested on suspicion of possessing of stolen property.  

The following Friday, May 11, at approximately 1 a.m., Officer Derek San Agustin contacted an individual who was riding a bike near Prospect Avenue and Tennyson. The individual had bolt cutters and a cut lock, and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of possessing stolen property, Martin said.

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