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Cobble Hill-Carroll Gardens bike thieves caught! • Brooklyn Paper

Cobble Hill-Carroll Gardens bike thieves caught!

Just because it's chained up doesn't mean it can't be stolen — as Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill residents discovered this month. Now cops say they've arrested two men for stealing cycles.
The Brooklyn Paper / Julie Rosenberg

Police collared two men last week that they believe are responsible for a spate of bicycle thefts in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens this month.

An officer busted two local men — Adrian Figueroa, 37, and Gasper Alcade, 49 — who were seen clipping the locks on two bikes that had been tethered on Wyckoff Street on July 20.

Before their arrest, there were at least seven other cycles stolen between July 1 and 15 in the 76th Precinct.

But since a cop cuffed the pair between Hoyt and Smith streets, there have been no reported missing penny-farthings, according to a community affairs officer in the precinct.

That said, the police have not linked Figueroa and Alcade to any of the earlier crimes.

“We’re still investigating it,” said Vincent Marrone, a cop at the the Union Street stationhouse in Carroll Gardens.

It’s clear that the men are not suspects in every case. In the one incident last week that had a witness — on Union Street on July 8 at 3:20 am — the victim simply gave his bike to a stranger who asked to “borrow” it.

The villain, far younger than the arrested men, never returned the bike to the victim, 49, who was left forlorn near the corner of Henry Street.

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