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 WEST PALM BEACH(WFLX)---A local man known for giving bikes to needy children has been ripped off again, but this time  he was ready for the crooks.

Jack the bike man recently installed video surveillance cameras outside his bike shop in West Palm Beach.
Thursday night, the cameras were rolling when two suspects jumped the back fence and helped themselves to two bicycles.
Police arrested 44-year old Benjamin Taylor and charged him with burglary and grand theft.
In January, Jack was robbed and beaten by two teenage thugs -- shortly after, the surveillance cameras were donated and Thursday night they paid off.

Jack Hairston said, "I saw him walking around checking out all the merchandise all over the place back and forth in and out ."

Police say there were able to identify Taylor from the surveillance video. A second suspect got away, but both bicycles were recovered.

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