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Video: Police officer's bike stolen as he responds to a call

Officers in Philadelphia issue video in bid to track down thief

Police in Philadelphia are looking for a man who last week stole a bicycle – which belonged to the local police department and was being used by an officer responding to an emergency call.

The bicycle was left on the ground floor of an apartment building while police responded to an incident on the fourth floor last Friday, says the Greenfield Reporter.

CCTV footage showed a man coming out of a lift, looking at the black Trek bicycle that had a ‘Police’ logo on its frame, then coming back to wheel it away a few minutes later.

As well as the bicycle, the thief also got away with a CPR mask and can of pepper spray that were stowed in a bag attached to the bicycle’s rear rack.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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