Two Guys Chase After Bike Thief on Williamsburg Bridge; Suspect Still on the Loose

“Charles” snapped a photo of the suspect as he fled the scene. Photo Credit: Animal New York.

Police are on the look-out for a man suspected of stealing a guy’s bike on the Williamsburg Bridge Monday afternoon.  According to Animal NY, Stephen Perry was riding home to Brooklyn at about 2:15 p.m. when a “man grabbed his handlebars and told him: ‘Get off the bike, I need the bike. I’ll cut your face.'”

Perry apparently got off the bike and began arguing with the man, when the suspect got on the bike and started riding back across the bridge into Manhattan.  Two other bicyclists, Ian Bell and a “French photographer named Charles,”  chased after the suspect, following him onto Suffolk Street.