There's been lots of talk in Mt. Airy lately about how bicycle police that used to patrol the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue and the surrounding area were recently moved further south to deal with recurring problems in Germantown.
14th Police District Capt. Joel Dales, though, said that the bike cops wouldn't have been on duty during a robbery Friday night at Golden Crust Pizza, so they might not have necessarily been able to intervene.
"They would have been off," Dales said.
Dales also said he still has coverage in the area in the form of car patrol. He has said in the past that he hopes to assign foot patrol cops there once police academy officers graduate in June.