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Lance Armstrong

Props From Cops

Thanks For Help In Bike Thief Hunt

7/9/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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How's this for a change ... Lance Armstrong is being PRAISED by law enforcement for trying to help cops catch a notorious bike thief -- and they're confident Lance can actually get results ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The city of Austin has been under attack from a bike thief who cops say has jacked close to 100 high-end bikes (some worth up to $5k) from 35 bike shops and homes in the area. 

The Austin PD has reached out to the public for help -- and even put out an image of the main suspect captured on surveillance during one of the burglaries. 

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Lance heard about the investigation -- and retweeted a message from cops to his nearly 4 million followers to be on the lookout for the alleged bike-stealing scumbag. 

Now, the Austin PD tells TMZ Sports they're stoked about the support -- with Det. Evonne McGuire telling us, "We are absolutely grateful to Lance for helping us out."

"The fact that he has so many followers, and not everyone watches local news -- we are hoping that people on social media will pay attention and help crack the case." 

Det. McGuire adds, "Someone may know something that can help us."

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5 COMMENTS

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1.

Cookie Lady    

He's a mouthbreather.

114 days ago
2.

Dawn    

How about him thieving 7 Tour de France championships? Sacre bleu! Oh well, at least the authorities took those back.

114 days ago
3.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

weaselly lookin little dude aint he

114 days ago
4.

FREEDOM    

LANCE IS WORSE THAN BIKE THIEF...

114 days ago
5.

soapstix    

What Lance did is OVER, and although I don't approve, I think other people could have come forward at the time, and not years later. It is disgusting how people love to hate people with clay feet.

113 days ago

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