Yesteryear Cyclery, Inc. photo.

Good samaritan catches alleged thief that stole bike from New Bedford small business

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On Sunday night, we shared Yesteryear Cyclery’s story about a Grinch who decided that he wanted a free bicycle for Christmas and walked out of the store with a gorgeous Eastern Reaper. You can see photos and the discussion of the story here.

Yesteryear posted this statement along with several photos of the suspect onto social media,

“At 10:15am on Saturday 11/25 this scumbag decided he wanted a new bike for Christmas but didn’t want to pay for it. If you recognize him or know him please contact the #NewBedford Police Department. We are offering a REWARD for the return and prosecution of this felon.”– Yesteryear Cyclery, Inc.


Yesteryear Cyclery, Inc. photo.


Yesteryear Cyclery, Inc. photo.

Thanks to the power of social media, a good samaritan happened to see the man walking with the stolen bike in New Bedford and sprung into action! David Nelson of New Bedford retrieved the bike from the thief and returned it to Yesteryear with no hesitation.

Yesteryear then posted this update following the return of the bike,

“THE BIKE HAS BEEN RETURNED!!!!

Special thanks to David Nelson who while on a Sunday drive behind the airport, spotted our “perpetrator” walking the bike. When he approached him and asked about the bike he was told “I just bought it yesterday for $2000 from Yesteryear!”

Mr. Nelson realized that it was our stolen bike and “gently” relieved our thief from the bike and contacted us. Pictured is David and Adam Iacaponi, general manager getting the bike back. Again a special thank you to David for his alert and kind act.

BE WARNED….THIS PERSON IS STILL AT LARGE AND WE’D LOVE ? TO KNOW WHO HE IS !!!”


Yesteryear Cyclery, Inc. photo.

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