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Bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's garage recovered

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's Oceanside home days after the former NFL star's suicide has been recovered, police said.

An unidentified woman called police Wednesday after seeing a bicycle that matched the description of the one that was stolen from Seau's garage on May 7, said Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata.

Police confirmed it was the stolen bicycle and contacted the man in possession of it. He told police he bought the bike from an unidentified man in Oceanside on May 8. The man with the bike was ruled out as a suspect.

The crook had taken a $500 bicycle belonging to a friend of Seau and left through the garage door, Mata said.

"Somehow they forced the doggy door open so they squeezed through," he said.

No arrest had been made as of Wednesday.


This is a story update. The previous story is below.


SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Just days after Junior Seau committed suicide, someone burglarized his Oceanside home.

According to the North County Times, someone broke into the garage through a doggy door May 7th around 2 p.m.

Police say the thief rummaged through cabinets and stole a $500 beach cruiser bicycle that belonged to a friend of Seau's.

No arrest has been made.

Seau shot himself to death in the home on May 2. He was 43.

Seau was a mainstay of the San Diego Chargers' defense in the 1990s after starring at Southern California.

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