$5,500 bicycle stolen from Deerfield Beach store returned

Bicycle Generation says bike returned unscathed by BSO detectives

Photo courtesy of Bicycle Generation's Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of Bicycle Generation's Facebook page.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A $5,500 bicycle that was stolen from a store in Deerfield Beach has been returned.

A post on Bicycle Generation's Facebook page said the Specialized Tarmac Pro Road Bike that was stolen last Saturday was returned by detectives with the Broward Sheriff's Office.

According to the incident report, a customer who identified himself as Billy entered the store on East Hillsboro Boulevard and asked to browse bicycles.

A store employee told deputies that Billy had been in the store before and was looking for a particular bike.

The employee told Billy that the store did not have the bike in stock, but recommended others.

Deputies said the employee allowed Billy to test-ride a bike, and Billy left his car key as an incentive to return to the store.

The employee said Billy returned shortly after riding the first bike and test-rode a second bike valued at $5,500.

He never returned with the second bike, deputies said.

According to the report, the employee and deputies searched for the Mazda vehicle to which the key belonged, but could not find it.

The store said the bike was returned unscathed Friday.

"Bicycle Generation would like to thank everyone in our cycling community for their concerns and support," a post on the store's Facebook page said.

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