Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 17th, 2007 at 10:46 am
(Photo: Ira Ryan)
Weir's Cyclery in St. Johns was the target of a major robbery last night.
According to framebuilder Ira Ryan, whose shop is in the basement of Weir's, the thieves broke into the back door and took nearly all the shop's Specialized and Raleigh brand mountain bikes and several road bikes. Other items taken include cycling shoes and saddle bags.
"The place is kind of ransacked...they came in and they knew what they were looking for."
The theft occurred sometime between 8:45pm last night and 9am this morning. Portland Police are currently on the scene and working with shop employees to gather information.
Weir's, located at 8427 N. Lombard Street, is Portland's oldest bike shop and has been owned by the Weir family since 1925. Shop owner Steve Weir is currently out of town on business.
If anyone has information about the missing bikes or any tips on this case, please call the Portland Police non-emergency number at (503) 823-3333.
Also, be on the lookout for new Specialized Hard Rock, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper mountain bikes, new Raleigh mountain bikes, and new Shimano Ultegra-equipped Specialized road bikes.