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Lake Worth Beach thrift store owner searching for owner of child's Spider-Man bike

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 18:08:16-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A Lake Worth Beach thrift store owner is searching for the child who is missing a Spider-Man bike.

It ended up at the store after she herself became a victim of theft.

This isn't the first time the owner of What-A-Buy Thrift Store, who did not want to be identified, has been a victim of theft.

Fortunately, she got her two bikes back after they were stolen by a man who came to her store riding a child-size bike.

Just before 1 p.m. Thursday, the owner was busy with other customers when surveillance video captured a man eyeing two bikes outside her store.

"He's a grown man riding a kid's bike," the store's owner said.

The man rides up to the store on a Spider-Man bike with training wheels and spends a few minutes trying to remove the chains on two bikes for sale outside.

"I guess he decided two was better than one," said the owner.

Surveillance video captured him leaving the Spider-Man bike behind and walking away with the other bikes chained together.

"My husband came out and said the bikes are gone and there's this other bike here," said the owner. "They're chained together, so he wasn't able to get too far."

A store helper circled the block quickly after the theft and found the thief and got the bikes back.

"It's the first time I've gotten something back," said the owner, who added people have stolen from her store before. "When you have to take matters into your own hands to get your property back, it gets old after a while."

The business owner hopes she can get the Spider-Man bike back to its rightful owner. The bike's training wheels were bent and the seat was left extended all the way up.

The owner of What-A-Buy said she did not report the theft to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office because she was able to recover the bikes.

If you know who that Spider-Man bike belongs to, call What-A-Buy Thrift Store at (561) 729-3002.