Actually not so exciting that they were arrested again, but that there's solid detective work, evidence, and publicity this time.
I can't say too much about these guys publicly, but this is significant. Too bad it took suburban police to reign them in, however temporarily.
Julie, I think it somewhat likely your coworker's bike is among those seized. I know Chicago and UIC police are in the habit of checking CSBR as a matter of routine, but I don't know about the suburban police.
"Police nab bike bandit targeting North Shore Metra stops"
This article from last September, describes the arrest of an Aurora-based teenage thief stealing bikes from North Shore Metra stations. The M.O. sounds somewhat similar: 2 guys grabbing bikes at commuter stops, though (the alleged team of) Kenny & Gilberto seem to have been driving a van while this kid, Mejia, and his unknown accomplice allegedly rode the train from station to station. I wonder if Mejia, assuming he was convicted, was part of the Kenny-Gilberto crew, or if Kenny & Gilberto were trying to work the North Shore in the crime vacuum, after this guy was nabbed. If the two crews were competitors, you'd have to think one or the other team would switch areas or risk conflict with each other. And I don't believe they'd be unaware of each other.
2 pictures of the bikes ALLEGEDLY recovered from Kenny & Gilberto's storage locker:
well thunder then we are both right. they were allegedly stolen and allegedly recovered. and @in it, it would appear for all intensive purposes the chainlink is the wrong place to try and crucify kenny and gil which is why i'll play the garbage "allegedly" game. i can say from first hand interaction that kenny is a thief cause he told me so when i confronted him. so i have the flyer made if people want to distribute flyers but i won't be posting it. ask and i'll e-mail it to you. the flyer is made from public information and is legal.