German Village Gazette

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German Village: Two bikes stolen from area

A thief made off with a $350 bicycle Aug. 15 from a house in the 300 block of East Whittier Street.

The victim told Columbus Division of Police officers that sometime between 12:30 and 5:30 a.m., someone pried open the back security fence, damaging the lock.

The suspect then went to the detached shed and pried open the door, also damaging that lock.

At the time, the victim told police he had no idea what was missing, other than a $350 bicycle that was locked on a backyard post.

In another incident involving a stolen bicycle, a woman told police her $515 bicycle was stolen between 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 5:40 a.m. Aug. 15 in the 800 block of Beech Street.

The victim told police she locked her bike onto a wrought-iron railing on the side porch of her residence with 4-inch cable lock when she returned home.

In other recent German Village area police reports:

* A purse containing ID and credit cards, a checkbook, suitcases with clothing and textbooks were stolen between 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 6 a.m. Aug. 14 from a vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of East Columbus Street.

* More than $5,000 worth of merchandise was stolen Aug. 19 from a house in the 300 block of Forest Street.

The victim told police that between midnight and 8 a.m., someone entered her residence from a front window and stole a $3,500 laptop, $950 purse, $400 worth of makeup, $250 prescription sunglasses and miscellaneous other items.

She said the suspect also caused $200 worth of damage to the window.