By Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau police say they have no explanation for a stash of stolen bicycle parts found behind an apartment house in the Mendenhall Valley.

Lt. David Campbell tells the Juneau Empire ( that most Juneau bike thefts are crimes of opportunity and people steal them to get around, not to strip them.

Michelle Norman says she loaned her bike to a friend of her daughter and it was stolen outside a store.

The girl’s stepfather received a tip about stolen bikes and found the Norman’s bike frame among tires and wheels piled up behind Coho Apartments.

Norman says it will probably be cheaper to buy a new bike than to add handlebars, front forks, wheels, gears, pedals, shifters and brakes to her recovered bike frame.


Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire,

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