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Man accused of trying to steal $550 bike part

(Original publication: August 6, 2004)

MOUNT KISCO — A 30-year-old Bronx man tried to shoplift a $550 component from a bicycle shop on Wednesday, but was chased from the store and caught by a store employee, police allege. Sixto Garcia Jr. was arrested at 2:42 p.m. and charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree assault, felonies, Mount Kisco police Detective Lt. Patrick O'Reilly said yesterday.

After entering the store at 7 Main St., Garcia is accused of hiding a carbon fiber bicycle crank set in a shopping bag lined with foil, a material that could trick a metal detector. When a store employee confronted him, Garcia shoved him aside and ran off. The employee chased him out the door and stopped him in a nearby parking lot, where he was subsequently arrested, police said. The worker suffered an injured hand, cuts, bruising and swelling, police said. Garcia was remanded without bail to the Westchester County jail in Valhalla, pending a court appearance last night.

— Shawn Cohen

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
Shoplifters of the world

Hand it over.

Hmmm, I guess he will have plenty of time to improve his running while in the state pen.

Lesson to learn - next time steal the bike with the carbon cranks; it makes for a much quicker getaway.

(no relation to Patrick)

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Nathan (not verified)

Doesn't matter how good the bike is. It's the engine that's important.

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Peter Storey (not verified)
Yes but . . .

the engines are harder to steal.

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)

Most important question: Were the cranks harmed?

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