Teens use 20-foot ladder to scale Astoria fence and steal bicycles

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Two enterprising teenagers used a 20-foot ladder to gain access to a backyard to steal two bicycles from a shed, according to authorities.

The male suspects climbed into the backyard of a home at at 11th Street near 35th Avenue in Astoria on Oct. 19. At about 9:15 a.m., they entered a shed and stole a pink bicycle and mountain bike, police said.

The NYPD described the suspects as black males, about 16 years old. One suspect was wearing a black shirt, while the other wore gray. Though the burglars were caught on a security camera, police have not released the video.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.



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