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Watch Brazen Bike Thieves Use Electric Grinder In Theft

By Kelly Bauer | September 8, 2016 1:27pm

CHICAGO — Bike thieves used an angle grinder to steal two bikes on the Near West Side — a drawn-out, brazen theft captured on a surveillance camera, the victims said.

On Tuesday, a 23-year-old woman told police two bicycles had been stolen while locked on the sidewalk in the 500 block of South Clinton Street, police said. Detectives were still investigating on Thursday.

One of the victims said on Reddit and YouTube that the thieves were recorded on video hanging around the bikes for hours before using an angle grinder to get the bikes free and taking them.

The bikes, a Giant Defy 5 and Vilano, are worth more than $800.

The video:

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