According to a recent press release from the Charleston Police Department, a burglary occurred at Bike & Hike along 18th street in Charleston, IL. On Monday, April 23rd, officers from the Charleston Police Department responded to the store around 7:30 a.m. in reference to a broken window. Investigation determined the suspect(s) broke the window, unlocked the door and stole two bicycles from inside.
An anonymous tip received through Coles County Crime Stoppers helped investigators identify two suspects, both juveniles from Paris, IL. With assistance from the Paris Police Department and Edgar County Probation, CDP investigators were able to interview and obtain confessions from both suspects. Both bikes were returned to Bike & Hike. Both suspects were released to their parents/guardians and are expected to be charged with Burglary through the Coles County State Attorney’s Office.