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Thief Busted Seconds After Stealing Citi Bike From Boy in Bed-Stuy: NYPD

By Trevor Kapp | October 11, 2017 11:29am
 Police nabbed a man who they said robbed a 13-year-old boy of a Citi Bike.
Police nabbed a man who they said robbed a 13-year-old boy of a Citi Bike.
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BROOKLYN — A man stole Citi Bike from a 13-year-old boy in Bed-Stuy — but only managed to pedal it 25 feet before a police officer busted him for the crime Tuesday, the NYPD said.

Donshe Lacaille, 18, and another suspect confronted the boy on Willoughby and Tompkins avenues around 8 p.m., when Lacaille ordered the boy to give him the bike, police said. 

Lacaille took the two-wheeler and began to ride away, but was nabbed almost instantly by a nearby police officer while the teen's accomplice slipped away.

Lacaille was charged with robbery and was awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court Wednesday morning, according to police.