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Briefs June 8, 2010

| June 8, 2010 9:00 PM

High-end bicycles stolen in Cd'A

COEUR d'ALENE - Thieves made off with several high-end bikes in the past week.

One victim who lives in the 500 block of East Indiana Avenue told police she had a 2009 women's Cannondale "Rush" mountain bike taken Thursday.

It was secured with a heavy-duty cable and padlock to a support beam on her front porch. Police said the cable was cut.

The bike was valued at $3,500 and was black with light blue lettering.

Three bikes were stolen from the 3000 block of Second Street sometime Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

The victim told police the bikes were kept in a locked garage at his apartment.

He said his neighbor left the adjoining garage door open, and someone kicked a large hole in the drywall to access his garage.

Stolen were two blue Turner mountain bikes, one valued at $5,500 and the other at $3,000. Another red Intense XL BMX bikes valued at $2,000 was taken.

Salesman accused of stealing purse

COEUR d'ALENE - A woman who bought magazines from a traveling salesman ended up with a missing purse, too,

The victim told police a young man selling magazines came to the door of her home on the 3800 block of Ramsey Road about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

She said she invited him into her home and they talked for a short time. She left the room for a minute and then returned, according to the police report.

Later, she went into her bedroom and noticed her purse was missing. She told police she believed the man took it.

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