New Castle County Police are searching for a suspect accused of taking a bicycle from the Bear Library belonging to a 14-year-old who rides the bike to and from the bus stop.
(Bear, Del.-19701) On Wednesday (9/7) New Castle County Police responded to the 300 block of Green Street in Bear for the report of a theft of a bicycle. The officer arrived on scene and contacted the 14-year-old victim who stated he rode his bicycle to the library at approximately 6:30 a.m. The victim advised he used a lock to secure his bicycle and then got on the school bus.
The victim continued and stated he returned to the library after school at approximately 4:20 p.m. and saw that his bicycle was missing but the lock used to secure the bike had been cut and left on scene.
Officers reviewed surveillance cameras and observed a male subject, wearing a blue, white, and gray or tan camouflage hooded sweatshirt with a white Adidas logo, dark gray sweatpants, white sneakers, and a black backpack cut the lock and remove the bicycle.
The bicycle is described as a red and black Mongoose Mountain bicycle (see photo).
Police are asking anyone that identify the suspect or have any information regarding this incident to please call Officer Joshua Lukaszewicz at (302)-395-8171 or Joshua.Lukaszewicz@newcastlede.gov or calling the non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.
Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police Department.