Major Undercover Sting At Barber Shop Takes Down Advanced Bicycle Theft Ring

Boston Police officers from District B2 Anti-Crime Unit executed a sting operation to recover stolen bicycles. On Monday August 23rd at 18:00 hours the investigation lead police to Alex’s Studio, a barber shop on Hancock Street in Dorchester. Two bicycles valued at over $1,000 each were recovered after they were stolen from the Longwood Medical Area earlier in the week.

This investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time according to Boston Police. However sources tell us that it is not unreasonable to assume that members of the barbershop are suspects in the thefts.

Anyone with information that could be helpful in this investigation is strongly encouraged to contact the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463). Your tip is 100 percent anonymous.