Cedar Rapids Police Find Bike Thief Through Tire Tracks in Snow

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  --  The Cedar Rapids Police Department said a little bad weather does a lot of good when it comes to fighting crime.

On Sunday morning, police were called to Hall Bicycle Company when employees discovered the store's front window had been smashed with a rock and a bike was missing. As the alleged thief would soon learn, though, it's not wise to steal a bike after a snow storm.

Police found a clear path of footprints and unique fat tire bike tracks in the freshly fallen snow. That path lead them to 54-year old Eddy Burgin and the bike, which is valued at more than $1,600.

The bike shop thanked police on social media, but officers say mother nature is to thank. They made a Facebook post saying, "Okay, maybe we will miss not having snow every morning like we have experienced for the last week."

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.