Man Uses Popular App to Catch Alleged Motorcycle Thief: Police

A man who had his motorcycle stolen used a popular web secondhand marketplace to find the person who allegedly stole it.

The victim called Hartford police around 9:15 p.m. Thursday to say he had located his motorcycle, which had been stolen in Bridgeport in July.

According to police, the victim lured the suspect to the Noble gas station on Main Street in Hartford using Let Go, a popular app and website used to buy and sell secondhand items.

The suspect believed he was selling the motorcycle to a new buyer, police said. He found police officers, instead.

Raekwon Acosta, 21, of Hartford, was taken into custody. There were three active arrest warrants for Acosta, police said.

He is charged with third-degree larceny and interfering with police.

Contact Us