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Police say a man caught in the act of trying to steal a bicycle outside a restaurant near 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard on Wednesday night pulled a knife on the man who stopped him.

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said at about 8:30 p.m. police went to Venue, where a 38-year-old employee said he’d been threatened with a knife when he confronted someone trying to take off with a co-worker’s bike.

The victim said he told the thief to drop the bike and the thief pulled out a knife, told him to back off, then drove away without the bike.

Bonkiewicz said officers are working to identify the suspect.

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