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Juvenile charged in bicycle theft; police seek owner of another bike

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Police have charged a juvenile that allegedly stole a bicycle earlier this month but police still search for the owner of a bike that was found on his property, Byram Township Police said.

On August, 1,  police took a report of a stolen bicycle from River Road. Several hours later, the officer observed two men riding bikes on Route 206 and one of the bikes matched the description of the stolen bicycle, police said.

The two men were stopped, and a juvenile admitted the bike he was riding was stolen from River Road and the adult admitted the bike he was riding was also stolen out of Stanhope Borough, police said.

The adult was turned over to the Stanhope Police and the juvenile was placed under arrest for theft, police said.

Byram Police escorted the juvenile to his residence, where a third bicycle was found. The residents at the house claimed no knowledge of the bicycle or where it came from, police said.

If the pictured bicycle belongs to you or someone you know, you’re asked to contact the Byram Police Department at 973-347-4008.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Byram Township Police Department)
(Photo: Courtesy Byram Township Police Department)