A pair of baby faced thieves brazenly attempted to steal a bicycle on East New York Ave., only to be stopped by a passerby who, together with workers from a nearby supermarket, chased one of them down. He was later arrested by police officers.
The incident occurred at around 6:30pm in front of ‘the Marketplace’ on East New York Avenue off Kingston Avenue. The duo, described as black males in their pre-teens, went to work on a chain securing two bikes to a tree.
Armed with a metal saw, they worked on cutting the lock for nearly ten minutes. They finally succeeded in cutting the chain, only to be interrupted by a passerby, who called out to nearby store workers for help. Together they successfully chased down one of the would-be thieves.
When police arrived it was determined that the would-be thief was 12 years old. Nevertheless, he was taken into custody and arrested.
His accomplice remains at large.