In September, police in suburban Westchester County said a 13-year-old’s detective work led them to a 17-year-old accused of stealing a $2,275 mountain bike. Scarsdale police said the bike was stolen while its 13-year-old owner was inside a village deli.
The boy searched the Internet and found a bike that fit the description of his for sale on eBay. He gave the information to investigators.
A detective posing as a potential buyer arranged to meet the bike’s seller in White Plains. Police arrested the 17-year-old on charges of felony criminal possession of stolen property.
The 17-year-old was freed without bail to his parents and was due in City Court.
See … even ordinary citizens can help the police with cases.