Posted by Stolen Bike Listings on June 18th, 2006 at 10:41 am
[Submitted by “Beckett”]
My bike was stolen a few hours ago outside Costello’s Travel Cafe on NE Broadway between 22nd and 23rd. It was 7:00pm, bright out, and busy on the street. A woman who was parking right beside the thief challenged him when she saw his bolt cutter, and he gave her the finger and rode away. He cut through a wire rope lock that I got in the Netherlands (I don’t know what they’re called) quickly. He was white with brown hair, a mustache, a lump on his neck like a cyst, jeans, a dark t-shirt and a dark baseball hat. He carried a green bag slung across his chest. About 35 years old, 5’10” and about 175 pounds. Very brazen and very quick with his work.
My bike is a red Hard Rock Specialized mountain bike with thick tread mountain bike tires. Regular pedals, no saddle or other bags. Identifying features include duct tape around one handlebar and the remnants of a light (just a black piece of plastic now on the handlebar) which was stolen earlier. One of the silver sticker strips on the frame is peeling off. No back light (also stolen.) Gel seat.
If you’ve seen the man, the bike, or the man on the bike, please let me know. This is the 6th theft in a year in a half between me and my partner (4 car stereos and 2 bikes) and I’m very bummed. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for keeping your eyes peeled.