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A Victim Saw His Stolen Goods For Sale On Facebook, Then He Helped Police Set Up A Sting Operation: Report

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Source: Tulsa police; MEGA

Dec. 12 2022, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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After having his bike rack stolen, a victim saw it on Facebook for sale and helped police set up a sting operation, according to authorities.

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Last week, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, arrested William Gortmaker in connection to the case.

Around 3 p.m. on Dec. 5, police were called to help a person. The victim said he filed a police report after his bike rack was stolen in mid-November, according to authorities.

The citizen said he was checking Facebook Marketplace and saw the rack for sale.

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The citizen contacted Gortmaker and arranged to meet Gortmaker at a McDonald’s for the deal, police said.

Gortmaker arrived at the location with the rack, but police met him there. He claimed the rack was given to him and he was selling it for a friend, according to the police.

The victim had the keys to the bike rack and was able to identify certain features, so police returned it.

Gortmaker was arrested and charged with knowingly concealing stolen property.


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