Bicycle Thefts Spike in Larchmont


High-end bicycles are disappearing from Larchmont and being re-sold in the Bronx, according to Larchmont Police Chief John Poleway.

Between mid September and early November more than a half dozen pricey two-wheelers have gone missing on Hazel Drive, Palmer Avenue, Chatsworth playground, and Iselin Terrace, the cheapest of the bunch valued at several hundred dollars.

“We’ve made some arrests,” the Chief told us Monday night, “but the thefts keep happening.” He says many of the bikes are locked at the time but the thieves are undeterred. “There are several groups at work,” he said. Larchmont is simply known as place where some affluent residents bike to get around.

“The train station is a popular spot, but we keep an eye out and have video surveillance.” He wasn’t quite ready to call the string of seven bike thefts a pattern, “but it is a lot,” he admitted.

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Thieves stole items from ten unlocked vehicles in residential Larchmont during the same period.

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