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Two charged in looting of downtown bike shop earlier this month

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Update: All charges against Cody Wilkins were dismissed in 2020. 

ST. LOUIS — Two people were charged Wednesday in connection to widespread looting in St. Louis that followed protests earlier this month. 

Rebecca Wren, 20, and Cody Wilkins, 21, are both accused of riding bikes shortly after they were stolen from the Urban Shark bike shop at 1009 Locust Street during looting throughout the city on the night of June 1.

Police say in court documents Wren was seen June 1 riding near the shop on a new bike from Urban Shark worth about $1,500. When she was stopped by police, she told officers someone just gave her the bike, charging documents allege. 

Police say Wilkins was also spotted near the store the same night riding a new bike that still had price tags from Urban Shark, while towing another new bike with his hand. Police yelled at Wilkins to stop, but, an officer wrote in court documents, he continued to ride until his path was cut off by officers. Wilkins then told police he picked the bikes up from a nearby parking lot, and he was taken into custody, according to charging documents. 

Wren, of Florissant, was charged with receiving stolen property. Police said Wednesday that a booking photo was not available because she has not been taken into custody. 

Wilkins, who police listed as living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, but is listed on social media as living in St. Louis, was charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest. 

The charges are connected to a chaotic night of looting in St. Louis during which four police officers were shot, a 7-11 was looted and set on fire,  and retired police Captain David Dorn was killed during the looting of a pawn shop. 

Erin Heffernan • 314-340-8145

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