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02/01/09 — Police see rise in scooter thefts

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Police see rise in scooter thefts

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on February 1, 2009 2:00 AM

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News-Argus/GREG SOUSA

Patrick Dunleavy leaves his home on South Audubon Avenue in Goldsboro and begins his commute to work on his bicycle one day last week. Dunleavy, who works at the N.C. Fraternal Order of Police Fundraising Center on North Center Street, recently had his Zonshen moped stolen -- just one of the many such thefts that have been reported in recent months.

Patrick Dunleavy's purchase of a "really brand-new-looking" Zonshen moped was intended to save money on gas. Now, he's riding his bicycle, because like many area residents, his alternative transportation is likely in the possession of a thief. "I had...

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