21-year-old outsmarts bike thief with clever trick

Henrik Rothen

Sep.24 - 2023 1:01 PM CET

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21-year-old outsmarts bike thief with clever trick.

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A 21-year-old resident of Aarhus, Denmark, used a clever trick to catch a bike thief red-handed, thanks to social media.

After discovering that his bike had been stolen, the young man was casually scrolling through Facebook when he suddenly noticed that his stolen bike was listed for sale on the marketplace.

According to Dagens.dk the man did not want to let the thief get away, the 21-year-old decided to pose as an interested buyer. He contacted the seller, a 31-year-old man, and arranged to meet him to "buy" the bike.

However, the young man had another plan in mind; he had already alerted the police about the situation.

As the meeting took place, the 31-year-old showed up with the stolen bike, unaware that he was walking into a trap.

The police, who were waiting nearby, swooped in and arrested him on the spot. The 31-year-old was taken into custody and charged with receiving stolen goods.

During questioning, the suspect claimed that he had bought the bike from someone else and was unaware that it was stolen. However, the police were not convinced. They proceeded to search his apartment but did not find any other stolen items.