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Community Bands Together to Help Find Stolen ‘Cervello' Bicycles

A neighbor in the right place at the right time.

A neighbor in the right place at the right time in San Diego's Park West area helped find his neighbor's stolen bicycles. 

The victim first reported the stolen property - two "Cervello" bicycles, valued at $46,000 - on Sept. 19. 

He posted on, a popular social media site designed specifically for neighborhoods, in hopes that his neighbors would spot the bikes and call police. 

One of his neighbors was walking on Upas Street and 4th Avenue last week when he spotted one of the bicycles. 

The Good Samaritan decided to take action and recovered the bike, which was tied to a tree, before calling police. 

On Monday, the same neighbor saw a second bicycle on the 3000 clock of 4th Avenue. He called police when he saw it. 

In part because of the Good Samaritan's work, investigators were able to identify the theft suspect as Angel Joel Rodriguez-Sierra. 

The investigation is ongoing.

No other information was immediately available.

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