Local bike shop catches thief on surveillance camera - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Local bike shop catches thief on surveillance camera

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The general manager of a local bike shop is upset because a man walked into Wheel Sport Bike Shop, grabbed a little kid's balance bike and ran out of the store. The whole ordeal was caught on camera.

The video shows a man looking at bikes while another customer distracts the salesman. Once the salesman's back is turned, the man grabs the bike and runs off. The store posted stills from the video on its Facebook page and got quite the outpouring of information.

Despite that info an arrest hasn't been made yet. We reached out to Spokane Police to find out why.

Police told KHQ that because of the number of staff, they rely on volunteers to help go through security video for cases like this one. Because of the lack of volunteers, a lot of these cases take extra time to solve. 

If you would like to help volunteer with police you can find more information here: https://my.spokanecity.org/police/citizen/volunteer/

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