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VIDEO: Grinning Man in Iron Maiden Shirt Swipes Bike from Bodega, NYPD Says

October 27, 2017 11:53am | Updated October 27, 2017 11:53am
Police are looking for suspect who stole an electric bike from a bodega.
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THE BRONX — Maybe he's run to the hills?

A thief in an Iron Maiden T-shirt was at large Friday after stealing an electric bike from a Claremont bodega five days earlier, all while beaming a wide toothy grin, police say. 

The man walked into the Deen Deli at 621 E. 169 St. about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and swiped the bike belonging to a 35-year-old man who parked it in the entryway as he bought something, NYPD officials said. 

The thief fled west on Eat 169 Street and hadn't been arrested as of Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.

The suspect, who sported a beard, was last seen wearing pink headphones on his head, a black shirt, black jeans and black sneakers. 

The deli couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS- (8477).