Seattle detectives launched an investigation after receiving a lead through the SPD’s Twitter account that a man was selling high-end bikes at deep discounts on Craigslist.

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Update at 4:09 p.m.: Seattle police have posted photos of some of the stolen bicycles on the department’s website.

People who recognize their bicycles are asked to email SPD Detective Scotty Bach at Scotty.Bach@Seattle.gov. In order to claim a bike, owners will need to provide proof of ownership, like a purchase receipt, case number related to the theft or a photo clearly showing the owner with the bike, police said.

Original post: Seattle police have recovered more than two dozen stolen bicycles and arrested two men suspected of selling them on Craigslist.

Detectives launched an investigation after receiving a lead through the department’s Twitter account that a man was selling high-end bikes at deep discounts on Craigslist, according to police. Detectives found the seller was advertising at least 10 bikes online.

Police said an undercover detective, posing as an interested buyer, set up a meeting with the seller.

The detective met the man around 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3rd Avenue and Stewart Street, where a suspect showed off one of his bikes, police said. The detective asked if he had any other bicycles.

The would-be seller directed the detective across the street, where a second suspect was waiting with another bike. The two men then took the detective to a nearby storage facility, where they had dozens of suspected stolen bikes.

The detective purchased a bike for $200, which was later determined to have been stolen.

Police arrested the two suspects and searched the storage unit, where they recovered 27 bikes — many high-end — as well as 30 or so pricey bike rims.