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Environmentally-Friendly Criminals Renting Divvy Bikes to go on a Crime Spree in Chicago, Stealing Victims’ Belongings, and in One Case, a Vehicle, According to Chicago Police



By Illinois Review

In the span of just a few days, more than a dozen victims in Chicago reported criminals stealing their belongings – and in once case, a vehicle, while riding on Divvy bikes, according to the Chicago Police Department.

The environmentally-friendly criminals are using the affordable bike-sharing system, which allows riders to rent bicycles for as low as $.17 cents per mile, as their main mode of transportation as they engage in a crime spree that’s spanning the downtown area in recent days.

A Divvy day pass is $16 dollars per day, while a monthly membership will set you back $11 dollars.

On its website, Divvy encourages their riders to wear a helmet; obey traffic laws; and to use the designated bike lanes, when traveling.

The first reports of the bicycle-riding criminals occurred on June 19th. Days later, a total of 14 cases were reported – leaving locals and tourists fearing for their safety.

The police department believes that four criminals ranging in ages 15-25, are responsible for the recent crime spree that’s terrorizing people downtown late at night.

The robberies are happening between 1:00 am and 6:00 am, and victims report that suspects are wearing hoodies, dark jeans and ski masks.

So far, none of the suspects have been caught.


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