A boy who watched as his bike was stolen got his wheels returned intact, thanks to Clovis police who tracked down the dismantled bike and reassembled it.
The boy told police that he was at the Taco Bell near Shaw and Armstrong avenues on Sunday when he saw a man take his bicycle and ride away.
Officers watched surveillance footage and followed the suspect to the area of Clovis and Shaw avenues, where they found the home the suspect entered. The officers did not locate the man but did find the bike in pieces, police said.
The officers found every part of the bike, put it back together and returned it to the boy, police said. The department did not identify the boy but did post a photo on Twitter of him getting his bicycle back.
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Police said they know the suspect. Because the theft was a misdemeanor, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office will have to review the case and decide whether to issue a warrant, police said.