Knife-Wielding Bike Thief Apprehended by Customers at Cluck’s Chicken on Essex Street
A would-be bike thief was apprehended at Cluck’s Chicken on Essex Street, then pulled a knife, police said.
Last Monday (July 27), the victim parked his electric bike near the entrance and walked to the rear. Soon after, at roughly 2:45pm, there was a commotion as the suspect attempted to make away with the $1,500 ride. The bike owner joined others inside Cluck’s to thwart the crime, and tried to hold down the attacker, according to police reports. He then broke loose and threatened the group with a blade.
The responding cops neutralized the threat and arrested the man.