Monday, June 3, 2013

Citi Bike is stolen before program even begins

The bike-share program rode into trouble last night before it was even launched — when someone stole one of the bikes as it was being delivered to a Manhattan rack, police said.
The pedal pilferer snatched the blue Citi Bike at around 6 p.m. in Kips Bay, and was able to ride off before workers noticed.
The crew had been busy placing a load of the $825 rental bicycles into a rack at Second Avenue and 25th Street, and had not yet locked them in place when the thief struck.
Workers realized a bike was swiped only when a passer-by shouted out.
After first trying to run after the crook — who was still at large last night — they flagged down cops.
“A cop car was passing by and the workers said, ‘Stop, stop, we’ve just been robbed,’” said Bolivar Arellano, a Post freelance photographer who witnessed the aftermath of the bike heist.

Citi Bike is stolen before program even begins -

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