Man Slides Chained Bike Up Pole to Steal It: Police

The suspect used a ladder to get the bike high enough to free it from the pole, video shows

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    Police are looking for a suspect who was captured on video using a ladder to slide a chained bike up a pole and lift it off, then run away with it on the Upper West Side. (Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012)

    Police are investigating a bizarre bicycle theft on the Upper West Side.

    Surveillance video captured a man sliding a chained bike up a pole and lifting it out before taking off.

    Police said he'd taken a ladder from in front of a home on West 76th Street and climbed it to get the bike high enough to free it from the pole.

    It happened at about 5 p.m. on May 26.

    The suspect is described as a tall man with a large build, balding with a mustache. He appears to be about 40 to 50 years old, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at 

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