Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 3rd, 2012 at 7:59 pm
with a Surly LHT.
Southeast Portland bike shop Seven Corners Cycles was broken into this morning. The thieves (or thief) made out with one new bike (a large, black Surly Long Haul Trucker), seven Chrome messenger bags, and some lights and locks.
According to shop owner Corey Cartwright, they entered the store by carefully removing a glass panel next to the front door — using the same method as the “window pane bandit” that hit several bikes shops back in November.
In that month alone, six Portland businesses (including three bike shops and one bike rack retailer) were broken into via the same method. Following that crime spree, police offered a reward for tips leading to a suspect, but so far no arrests have been made.
Cartwright says the police that responded to his case determined that this, “fits the pattern of the other thefts”; but they were reluctant to say that it was the same suspect.
Seven Corners is a small neighborhood shop with a stellar reputation. Keep your eyes peeled around town and on Craigslist for a 60 cm Surly Long Haul Trucker with 700c wheels and new Chrome bags showing up on Craigslist.