In wheel trouble


A threat led a pre-teen to lose his bike to thieves in Point Breeze.

At approximately 8:31 p.m. June 16, the complainant was riding his new mountain bike on the 2400 block of Dickinson Street, with the offenders approaching him near the intersection of Dickinson and South Taylor streets. Pulling a black handgun from his waist, the second ne’er-do-well barked “Get off the bike, or I’ll shoot you,” Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. When their juvenile victim complied, the first aggressor took the means of transportation, with the offenders fleeting on the 1400 block of South Taylor Street.

The complainant described his missing possession as a light blue Mongoose mountain bike with orange pedals, orange hand grips on the handlebars, and a black seat. He tabbed the offenders as black, with the first being 15 to 17 years old and 6 foot; having a light brown complexion and a curly Afro; and wearing a black hoodie and light blue jeans; and the second as having a dark complexion; wearing a gray longsleeve shirt with dark blue jeans; armed with a handgun, and riding a green mountain bike.

Call South Detectives at 215–685–1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit