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08/14/2009: "To Live and Ride in LA: Wheel Thieves"
Los Angeles cyclists beware, as there is a wheel theft ring operating in the city. They seem to concentrate on fixie wheels but have been taking others as well. So far they've hit Hel-Mel, Wilshire/La Brea, and parts of the Westside.

They stole wheels from one of the baristas at Massimo's twice in two days! The crew spotted them casing another barista's bike a few days ago and chased them off, but one of them dropped his bolt cutters as he ran.

Four Latino guys, around twenty years old; as of last week, one wore his hair dyed green.

So keep your eyes open and your wheels well-locked.

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