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Bike Theft Caught On Camera By KMPH Photographer

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

We at KMPH FOX 26 News take pride in bringing you the news each day.

However, Monday morning one of our crews saw a crime and became part of the news.

Fresno police say our news crew helped officers catch a guy who had just ripped off a bike from another man.

In the video, you can see a man that was pulling a shopping cart down the sidewalk when he stopped and grabbed the bike from a much smaller man.

The video was captured outside a downtown Fresno business along Blackstone Avenue near McKenzie.

Seconds later, police say the man who was pushing the cart grabbed the bike, parked it, and then went back to threaten the owner of the bike.

When the owner backed down, the man took off with the shopping cart and the bike.

Little did the crook know, KMPH News photographer Alex Aguirre saw the crime and got it with his cell phone camera.

Reporter Erik Rosales was on a story with Alex and immediately called 911 and gave a description of the guy and the direction he was heading.

Moments later, Fresno police and detectives in the area, found the guy riding the stolen bike a few blocks away.

Officers arrested 43–year–old Jeremy Dansby and gave the victim, Cesar Garcia, his bike back.

Police say had the KMPH Fox 26 News crew not been in the area and witnessed the crime, Garcia may have had to walk to work. "With the assistance of you folks we were able to locate the victim. Had you guys not reported it, we probably wouldn't have found the victim," said Sgt. Carlos Frausto with the Fresno Police Department.

Police say Jeremy Dansby was arrested for strong armed robbery and said he was currently on probation for another crime.

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