Police in the Philadelphia area are investigating a series of thefts from bicycle shops and bike shops across the country.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Thursday that a theft of a bicycle was reported in Philadelphia last month.
It is the latest in a series.
Police were notified of the thefts last month by a member of the public who reported seeing the stolen bikes on his bicycle, the report said.
It said the bike was taken to a nearby store, where it was found with the handlebars stolen.
The owner said the theft happened at a bike shop in a nearby neighborhood.
Police said the stolen bicycles are usually sold at bicycle stores for $2.50 to $3.50 apiece.
They are usually used to sell bicycles, bikes and other items for use in the bike shop.
Police say the theft at the shop could be a criminal act, but it is unclear what the motive was.
The Inquirerer reported on Jan. 3 that a Philadelphia bike shop reported that two employees were robbed while leaving a shop.
That shop owner said he had seen the stolen bicycle at a nearby bicycle store.