Smart capture of alleged bicycle thieves by the police

Hertfordshire Mercury,17th August 1907


The police, with the help of an informant, effected a smart capture of two youthful cycle thieves on Saturday.  Information was brought to the police station to the effect that two lads were offering for sale two good bicycles, and immediately Supt. Reynolds and P.C. Mason went to a shed near the cemetery and found the two lads who said they had come from Hunstanton . Nothing, however, was known of them there, but further enquiries did show that they had taken the machines from Cambridge, to where they were afterwards removed in the custody of the police.

They had offered the bicycles to two men, one for 12s. 6d., and the other for 13s. 6d and, after giving the lads two shillings on account, one of the two men, on the pretext of fetching the balance, went to the police station and gave information.

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