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Longmeadow Police seeking IDs for teens accused of stealing bikes

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(Photo from video provided by Longmeadow Police) (Photo from video provided by Longmeadow Police)

Longmeadow police need your help in identifying two teens who were caught on video stealing bikes from a garage.

Neighbors said this is something that's been happening for awhile but they'd like to see it stop.

"I'd say it's been going on for at least six months," said Longmeadow resident Andrew D'Souza. 
D'Souza has been living in the neighborhood of Farmington Road for most of his life.

He said it's a very safe area and there's always people walking outside or kids playing in the yard.
"It's strange because this is a very safe neighborhood. I just think it's like kids doing kids’ stuff," he continued. 
Longmeadow police posted a video from a home surveillance camera on their Facebook page of two teens stealing bikes from someone's garage. 
Police said on Monday night between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. they investigated two reports of stolen bikes on Farmington Road and Colony Acres Road.
Police believe the two teens in the video are the only ones involved in both crimes.  

They're seen riding into people's garages with bikes that were already stolen and one of the teens left behind one of the bikes, and grabbed another one.  
"You can't intrude on other people's properties and I think these kids should learn a lesson," said D'Souza. 
Longmeadow police are warning residents that as the weather gets warmer, this is what they are calling a crime of opportunity and they are asking you to make sure you lock all your valuables.
"It depends on the value of the bicycle but absolutely, it is a larceny charge. We had one stolen yesterday it was $750 so that certainly would incur charges that are the price of the bike," said Longmeadow Police Lt. Robert Stocks.
Police are asking if you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, or notice anyone peering into your driveway or garage, to give them a call  at (413) 567-3311, ext. 0

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