A new use of the Bicycle
Burglars in Massachusetts utilize the flying wheels in their midnight depredations.
Burglars mounted on bicycles silently entered Essex, Mass. A few nights ago. They broke into eight houses where they secured booty, and several where they got nothing. Then they mounted their bicycles again and silently rode away, leaving no clue to their identity.
National Police Gazette, May 5, 1883.