Moms use social media to find stolen bikes

Moms are turning to social media to recover their kids' stolen bikes.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte moms are on high alert after thieves have been targeting their children's bikes.

Homes all around neighborhoods in south Charlotte, including Trish Moody's home, have been hit. She said someone stole two of her children's bikes from their backyard.

"It's difficult for children to understand people that steal things, and why someone would come into your yard and take something that doesn't belong to you," Moody said.

Many moms have been posting stories to Facebook about their kids' bikes being swiped, but they're also using social media to find those bikes.

Moody recently shared photos her friend took after she found abandoned bikes off of a walking path near Myers Park; another mom on Facebook recognized the bikes as the same ones stolen from her family's home last week.

"I think there's probably a lot of other situations where if people see bikes that just look out of place that if they would report it, then hopefully some people would get their stolen bikes back," Moody said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police didn't return NBC Charlotte's request for comment on bike thefts in the area.

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