Edgewater Bike Theft Bust: 13 Bikes “And Parts To Many, Many More” Found, Cops Say

Some of the 13 bikes and parts that cops say they recovered from Sean Ahern (inset). | Chicago Police Dept

Cops recovered at least thirteen suspected stolen bikes “and parts to many, many more” during the arrest of an Edgewater man, police said.

Sean Ahern, 25, was arrested at his home in the 6000 block of North Paulina after Area North detectives and 20th (Lincoln) District cops identified him as the man who twice broke into a high-rise apartment building’s bike room, according to court records and a statement from the police department.

On November 7 and again on December 14, Ahern pried his way into the 12th-floor bike room of an apartment complex in the 5800 block of North Sheridan road, prosecutors said. Detectives say they definitively link Ahern with the theft of two bikes from the building—one from each break-in.

Cops examine bike parts after Ahern’s arrest | CPD

Ahern is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal damage to property. Judge David Navarro ordered him held in lieu of $10,000 bail. Ahern will be released without electronic monitoring if he is able to post a $1,000 bond.

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