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Drunk Man Agreed to Hand Over $1K Bike to Unarmed Thief, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye | November 6, 2014 12:18pm
 A 40-year-old man gave a thief his $1,000 bicycle in Fort Greene.
A 40-year-old man gave a thief his $1,000 bicycle in Fort Greene.
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FORT GREENE — A 40-year-old cyclist approached by an unarmed thief agreed to hand over his $1,000 bike when asked because he was intoxicated, he told police.

The man told officers he was riding near Clinton and Park avenues just after 5:50 p.m. on Oct. 27 when the suspect approached and asked him to get off the bike, police said.

The victim said he agreed and did what he was told because he was drunk, according to the NYPD.

The suspect then got on the bike and rode away, police said.

No arrested were made and a description of the suspect is not available.

In other crime in the 88th Precinct:

Several pricey instruments were stolen from a home on Cambridge Place in Clinton Hill on Oct. 30 around 2 p.m., police said. The thieves made off with a vintage acoustic guitar, two Civil War-era banjos, a Czech cello and a laptop valued at $16,750, according to police.

A security camera caught the suspects removing the items from the home and putting them in a car, police said. No arrests were made, according to NYPD.