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Police: Thief Steals Bike From One Home, Trades Up At Another In Fairfield

Fairfield Police reported several bike thefts over the Fourth of July weekend.
Fairfield Police reported several bike thefts over the Fourth of July weekend. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A bike stolen from a house on Algonquin Road on Friday was found in a neighbor’s garage, where a more expensive model went missing, Fairfield police said.

The case was one of several bike thefts in the Brooklawn area over the holiday weekend, police said.

Just after midnight Saturday, a neighbor called police to report that the bay door on his three-car detached garage was open and windows had been smashed.

Upon investigation, the man reported that his $500 mountain bike was missing and a green bike of lesser value had been left in its place, police said. That bike had been reported stolen from a neighboring home a day earlier, police said.

Later Saturday morning, a resident not far away on Brooklawn Avenue reported a $400 bike stolen from his property, where someone forced entry into his garage overnight, police said.

On Sunday evening, a resident of Old Oaks Road reported a $200 grey-and-red mountain bike was stolen from his garage.

Sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, someone stole a 10-speed bike worth $4,500 from an unlocked, detached garage on Ridgely Avenue. The owner was staying with a family member and had stored the bike in the garage, police said.

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