Fake bike messenger allegedly robs unsuspecting businesses

August 12, 2013 Heather Chin
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An enterprising burglar is using the ubiquitousness of bicycles in Brooklyn to his advantage by posing as a bike messenger in order to gain access to at least one commercial building in Williamsburg, which he then burgled.

The man, seen here in surveillance images near 242 Wythe Avenue, is wanted by police for entering the building at 10:30 a.m., with his bike, and then proceeding to steal $1,121.83 in cash, plus credit and debit cards from a cash box.

The suspect is muscular, bald, and either dark-skinned or very tan. His bicycle is orange with a blue seat.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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