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29 bikes stolen from non-profit Bike Clark County in Vancouver

Posted by on August 10th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

The stolen bikes.
(Photo: Vancouver PD)

Yesterday afternoon, Vancouver Police responded to a burglary and theft call at the Hough Pool/Recreation Center and discovered 29 bicycles had been stolen. The bikes were used by the non-profit Bike Clark County to teach kids bike safety and were being stored in the rec center prior to the theft.

Now the Vancouver PD — and the entire community — is on the lookout for the bikes. According to the VPD, the bikes were mostly silver in color with only a few solid blue bicycles. The brand of bikes is “MTX” and the words ‘two twenty five’ is part of the logo. Anyone with information on this burglary and theft is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department West Neighborhood Response Team Detective Adam Millard at (360) 487-7449.

Below are a few more detail shots of the bikes (images courtesy of VPD):

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  • LESTER August 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Bike theft is out of control in Vancouver these days.

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  • Case August 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    A special place in Hell.

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  • sexybikechick August 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I live near the Hough pool. I will keep and eye out. Thanks, Jon.

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  • LESTER August 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    KGW NewsChannel 8 is setting up over there right now. I presume they’ll be reporting on this during their evening news programs.

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  • Spiffy August 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    will that many bikes even fit into a full-sized truck bed? seems like you’d have to stack them really tall and tie them down, or have two trucks… seems like it must have been planned ahead of time…

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  • Spiffy August 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    also, are the bikes in an empty swimming pool?

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    • Todd Boulanger August 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Yes a pool.

      This facility was built with a special mechanical lift in the pool floor for ADA and therapy use by a local business leader and then donated to the City…but the facility never took off due to location (near another pool) and costs/ maintenance.

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  • pabstslut August 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The brand is actually Giant and the model is MTX 225. Those are the same model as used for the Safe Routes to School program

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  • Alan 1.0 August 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The Columbian is reporting two people arrested in this case but only one bike recovered, so far.

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