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bike-bridgeportBRIDGEPORT–A teen’s misfortune has been reversed, thanks to the local police department.

On October 16, Kyle Marrero, a 14-year-old Bridgeport resident, was assaulted by two men. Marrero says they had a gun, and they stole his bicycle.

Detectives Michael Fiumidinisi and Frank Delbouno learned of the theft felt for the kid, and took initiative to buy him a new bike. A local shop, Spoke and Wheel, built the bike for Marrero.

“Kyle is a good kid and this is the least we could do to cheer him up and get him back out riding his bike where he belongs,” said Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez. “We have zero tolerance for anyone in this city who would do violence or intimidate someone out having a good time just to steal their possessions. But while we’re out every day investigating crimes and dealing with bad actors, we also do what we can to help out the victims of crime and that is what we are here for – to serve the residents of Bridgeport. I commend the generosity of our detectives who out of the goodness of their hearts were able to arrange Kyle a new bike. They are true role models to their colleagues and our community.”

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