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CCSO: Two men arrested for stealing electric bikes

Posted at 1:36 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 13:55:26-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies arrested two men on felony charges in connection with recent thefts of electric bikes in Collier County on Tuesday.

32-year-old Stephen Kyle Wells and 37-year-old David Arthur Newsome are each charged with grand theft in connection with crimes from last year.

Detectives say Newsome stole an electric bike valued at $2,200 that was parked outside Home Depot, 2251 Pine Ridge Road, on Dec. 3, 2021. Newsome was captured on store surveillance video placing the bike into the bed of a pickup truck and then driving away.

They say Wells stole a $900 ebike that was secured to a bike rack outside Target, 2324 Pine Ridge Road, on Oct. 17, 2021. Wells was seen on store surveillance video stealing the bike.

Wells also faces a grand theft auto charge after detectives said he was seen on security camera video stealing a 2013 moped valued at $1,000 that was parked at the bike rack outside the Golden Gate Inn, 4100 Golden Gate Parkway, on Aug. 27, 2021.