Alleged bike bandits nabbed
Two men who had allegedly stolen several bicycles in Hoboken were arrested on Wednesday, July 1.
Police had videos of the men from previous investigations, which they distributed among the department.
Officers spotted two men who looked like the bike-nappers on July 1, walking along Ninth and Jefferson streets.
Police followed them to Eighth and Jackson streets where, according to Det. Sgt. Sam Williams, the two men allegedly “cased” out a possible theft.
Police reported that the two men were waling back and forth, looking around, and peering through a garage window.
When officers approached the men, one allegedly tried to toss a bag away, according to police. Officers said that they found a pair of bolt-cutters in the bag.
The men, Thomas Glasson, 37, Jersey City, and James Keegan, 35, of Hoboken, were charged with criminal attempt of burglary and possession of burglary tools. Both had outstanding warrants for their arrest, police said.
After reviewing video and photos from previous investigations, police also charged the men with three counts of burglary and theft stemming from incidents on June 7, 9, and 10.
Mom outs alleged bike thief
Six juveniles were arrested for theft and criminal mischief on Thursday at midnight, and one mother confessed to police that her son had stolen the bike he was riding.
Police found six males from Jersey City, ages 15 to 17, allegedly trying to yank a bicycle off a fence at Newark and Grand streets, according to Williams.
One of the boys quickly rode off on a different bike. When questioned about their actions, the other boys responded that they were “waiting for a friend,” police said.
Police said they also found part of a fence damaged and dismantled nearby, and a third bike, a pink one, lying on the ground.
The male who rode away on the bike returned and all six were charged and taken to headquarters to be released to their parents or guardians.
The juvenile on the bike said it was his, but when his mother came to the station, she admitted to police that it was not.
Police are now in possession of two stolen bikes, a pink Smerica and a blue Magna Hard Tail. The bike that was on the fence was left there.