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Organized bike theft hits Miami

An organized group of thieves stole nearly $200,000 worth of bikes from Stradalli Cycle bike shop in Pompano Beach, Miami Sunday night.

A minivan and truck pulled up to the shop around 10:50 p.m. and the group of about nine thieves quickly got to work. Using a large crowbar, they broke through three sets of locks, and within minutes they were filling the two vehicles with stolen merchandise.

Stradalli surveillance cameras captured the entire event. The video is published on the CBS Miami website.

The stolen bikes, which ranged from $2,000 to $12,000 in price, were chucked into the truck bed in quick succession. Within a few minutes, the thieves piled nearly 60 bikes into the truck and then took off. The seamless execution of this job points to a well-organized group that knew exactly what they were after and likely spent time scoping out the shop in the days prior to the theft.

Stradalli is looking to the cycling community to help prevent the sale of these stolen bikes and asks for support in apprehending the thieves involved in this robbery. Anyone with information can contact Florida’s Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (954-493-8477).

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