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Suspected bike thief arrested after chase

Original post made on Jun 5, 2008

A security guard at Palo Alto High School saw a man near the school's bike cages at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday who ran when the security guard approached him, according to Palo Alto Detective Brian Philip.

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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

I am glad this guy was caught. It should be a lesson for all Paly students who leave their bikes in the bike cage assuming that a bike cage is safe and don't lock their bikes (my own included). It is interesting that he had metal cutters and wasn't apparently interested in locked bikes at other places around campus, just those in the bike cage.

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Posted by McGrude
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 5, 2008 at 10:59 am

My brother and I were hearing about this on the police scanner yesterday on our way to lunch. I am glad they caught this guy. With the economy the way it is, and food and gas prices rising, we will unfortunately see more of this sort of petty burglary.

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Posted by Jon
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 11, 2008 at 1:35 am

The bike cages were a mistake, created out of good intentions.

It was designed as a secure location for students to park their bikes (spiral locks DO NOT WORK, get a U-Lock) and it is meant to be locked up during school hours. As far as I know, it is not, and thus it becomes the best place for bike thieves (dam the scumbags) to cut locks at their leisure while remaining out of sight.

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