Minnesota man recovers stolen bike by answering Facebook ad
Published 8:14 am Thursday, July 12, 2018
ROCHESTER — A Minnesota man has his stolen expensive bicycle back after answering an ad for the bike on Facebook.
The 25-year-old Rochester man told police he stopped at a convenience store on Monday. When he came out, his unlocked Italian-made bike — valued at $5,000 — was gone.
On Tuesday morning, the owner found a Facebook ad from someone wanting to sell the bicycle for $1,500. He arranged to meet the seller and test-drive the bicycle while police waited nearby.
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Police nabbed the seller, but in comparing video from the store, authorities realized the 19-year-old seller was not the same person who took the bike.
Police are still searching for the suspect who stole the bike.