New San Francisco police strategy leads to bike theft arrest 

A new police strategy targeting bicycle thieves in San Francisco led to an arrest Sunday.

The victim, an Anza Vista resident, found his stolen bicycle listed for sale on the Internet and called police. The listing led police to a pawn shop in the first block of Sixth Street in the South of Market district.

Police then learned that a 46-year-old Bernal Heights man had pawned the bicycle the day after he allegedly stole it on Aug. 16, Park Station police said.

On Saturday, police went to the Bernal Heights man’s home, but did not find their man. Instead they arrested another occupant on a felony warrant.

The following day, the suspected bike thief called police on his own, admitted to the burglary and was later arrested at his home and charged with stolen property and first-degree burglary, police said.

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