Police catch suspect in downtown bike thefts

Police catch suspect in downtown bike thefts

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MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19: A woman wears sandals riding a bike near Atocha Train Station on September 19, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. With the financial crisis in Spain, more people are starting to use bicycles. For the first time, bicycles appear to be outselling cars, with figures of Spain's cycle industry showing 780,000 people buying bikes compared to 700,000 cars sold. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:55 AM

PORTLAND -- Police arrested a bike thief Tuesday who they said is responsible for a string of thefts in downtown Portland.

Investigators said 56-year-old Robert Charles Dady was arrested in connection to a rash of bikes stolen from around 24 Hour Fitness in the Pearl District, Powell's Books on West Burnside Street, and the World Trade Center in downtown Portland.

Surveillance video identified Dady as a suspect, police said.

According to investigators Dady was also known to security officers of the Downtown Clean and Safe Program to have been in possession of several stolen bikes. It's believed that Dady used wire cutters to cut cable locks from many of the stolen bikes.

Police reminded residents to use U-locks and secure bike parking.

They also advise people to take a photo of their bike and if it is stolen, to post the photos on the stolen bike registry at BikePortland.org

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