The Unofficial World Champion of Bicycle Thieves

Igor Kenk is being called the “World Champion of Bike Thieves”. In his “used bike shop”—a dilapidated former police garage in Toronto—police found 2,396 bicycles that Kenk either stole or arranged to have stolen. Apparently, many cyclists in the area knew Kenk’s shop was a front for stolen bikes, but they weren’t able to do much about it—until now. The public reaction to Kenk’s arrest—known as “the most hated man in Toronto”—was described as “staggering”. He faces 58 charges related to theft and drug possession.

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[via BikeHugger]

7 Responses to “The Unofficial World Champion of Bicycle Thieves”

  • Alexander López says:

    WOW. You have to read the story, this man was a Pablo Escobar of the cycling world. Incredible! Let’s hope this helps to restore confidence on bikers and make Toronto a safer place for everyone.

  • Gordon Inkeles says:

    Normally, I’m a death penalty opponent, but for bicycle thieves I’m tempted to make an exception. A lot of people in that part of Brooklyn do not own a car and a bike would be the only wheels in the family.

    This is really nasty.

  • Gordon Inkeles says:


  • janfrid says:

    Just looking at the mug shot begs the question, “would you buy a used bike from this guy”. There are worse crimes, but bicycle theft is particularly contemptible.

  • andy parmentier says:

    jesus hung out and hung with thieves

  • andy parmentier says:

    p.s. after making @ $500, i got some bills in the mail, and even at my ripe age, i’m still evading bill collectors. note to myself-grow up!

  • Pierre says:

    The picture was taken after he was interrogated by a team of bike-cops..:)

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