YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Jersey City ex-convict with 12 felony convictions and 23 arrests on his record was arrested by Port Authority police this morning in connection with a pair of bicycle thefts at Journal Square.
Louis Colon, 44, was sitting at the square at 9 a.m., drinking a beer, when officers grabbed him, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.
It was the second bicycle-theft arrest for the PAPD at the busy Jersey City transportation hub in less than 24 hours ( SEE: Port Authority police make arrest in Journal Square bicycle thefts ).
Today’s arrest followed an investigation into the thefts of two bikes worth a combined $900, authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
The first was on June 17 and the second on June 25. In each case, a chain or lock was cut open, he said.
“When they arrested Colon today, he was carrying cutting pliers,” Pentangelo said.
Colon, of Bayview Avenue, was released pending a court hearing on charges of theft, criminal mischief and possession of burglar tools.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy PAPD
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