Four teenage boys face felony charges in connection with the theft of several BMX bikes from a facility owned by Broome County.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Authorities say the youths stole the bicycles from a storage area at Grippen Park in Endicott.

According to village police, 17-year-old Steven Cardona Diaz and 16-year-old Michael Truelove Jr., both of Endicott; and 16-year-old Richard Cornell of Nichols, were arrested following a nearly two-month investigation. The fourth suspect is a 15-year-old Endicott boy.

The youths were charged with third-degree burglary, a felony.

The four boys are accused of unlawfully entering the storage area on November 21. The three older teens also are accused of returning the following day to steal bikes and parts. They entered the area by breaking a lock.

Detective Lieutenant Steven Noyes said a break in the case came when a victim spotted one of the boys riding his stolen bike in Endicott.

Two of the stolen bikes have been recovered but the other two have not been found.

People with information about the remaining bikes or the stolen parts may contact Endicott police detectives at 607.757.2479.

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