200-Pound Man Stole the Bike an 11-Year-Old Just Won, Cops Say
A 200-pound, 5-foot, 10-inch man took a brand new bike from an 11-year-old, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officials say.
The wheels of justice, however, are out to get the suspect: There's a pretty clear photo of a suspect (above) being circulated by authorities.
The strong-arm robbery happened at 12:29 p.m. on Halloween at Ted Watkins Memorial Park at 1335 E. 103rd St. in an unincorporated area near Watts, according to a recently released sheriff's statement.
The kid had just won the bike at a Halloween celebration when the man moved in, deputies said. According to their statement:
The suspect approached the young boy and allegedly forcefully pulled the bicycle from his grasp. The suspect then placed a small female child onto the handlebars and rode the bicycle away. Although the young boy and his mother chased after the suspect, they were unable to catch him.
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The bike was described as a beach cruiser with a black frame, green wheels and a white seat.
Not only do we have a photo of a suspect but cops are pointing out a distinctive, possibly identifying feature: "STL" St. Louis–style tattoos on his left forearm and on his neck.
The suspect is believed to be a Latino man in his early to mid-30s, deputies said. If you know who it is, drop a dime: 213-216-7675. Make a kid's day.
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