Bicyclists: Watch Out for Riverside Park Trip Wires

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In a rather startling series of robberies in Riverside Park, thieves have apparently used a trip wire to knock down bicyclists and rob them. But the tripwire trap has a tell: A rope lying across the bike path that thieves pull taught in order to clothesline the rider. Police think the same gang also robbed a bicyclist by simply ambushing him from behind some bushes. So if you see any misplaced bits of rope, or suspicious shrubbery, probably best to avoid them.

Watch Out for Riverside Park Trip Wires