Clifton Park

Police: Man steals 16-year-old’s locked bike from Market 32

He was spotted 'happily riding,' spokesman says

Categories: News, Schenectady County

CLIFTON PARK — A man is facing charges after state police found him riding a bike that was stolen from a local grocery store earlier this month, according to a police report.


Troopers were called to Market 32 on Park Avenue on July 15 for a report that a locked bike had been stolen from the parking lot. Police received the call about 7 p.m. from the 16-year-old owner of the bike, according to police spokesman Mark Cepiel. The victim emailed a picture of the stolen bike to the responding trooper, who began a search of the surrounding area. 

Police said Matthew Grossman, 38, of Albany, was seen “happily riding” the bike on Sitterly Road a short time later, Cepiel said. 

Grossman was charged with petit larceny and possession of burglar’s tools, according to police. He had bolt cutters in his backpack that were used to cut the lock from the bike, said police.

He was also wanted by Bethlehem Police on an unrelated charge, so he was issued an appearance ticket for the bike-related charges and was turned over to Bethlehem Police, Cepiel said.

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