Metropolis Cycle Repair (2249 N Williams Ave) was broken into last night, becoming just the latest in a long and steady stream of bike shop burglaries.
According to shop owner Nathan Roll, thieves took four bikes and “a few thousand dollars in tools and merchandise.” The Police have been at the store all morning to assess the damage and document the crime.
Roll has emailed all the other shops in town to keep an eye out for the merchandise and he’s hoping the larger community will help out too. He emailed us a list of the products that were stolen:
“Ortlieb backpacks in various colors, Portland Design Works and Lezyne lights and pumps, Continental folding tires, a Kryptonite EVo Mini, some Castelli full finger gloves, and some tools. Tools include a full set of cone wrenches (weird, I know!) a park pedal wrench, and a Park SBS-1 bit set.”
And here are the bikes that were taken:
Felt Brougham Grey/White 56cm no serial #
Raleigh Furley Orange 57cm ser # U131U20152
Raleigh Tripper Raw Steel 57cm ser #U124U34929
All City Dropout Grey Medium Custom build with white tires and black components
If you see any of this stuff pop up on Craigslist or anywhere else, call the PPB non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.
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Damn it. That sucks. I really like that shop too–really nice people.
Based on the bikes stolen, I’d say the suspect is about 5’9″ – 6’2″, or so…
Thieves are so weak…how hard is it to gain a skillset and actually contribute to society rather than leach off of the hard work of others? If you like picking locks, be a locksmith for goodness sakes!
5’9 to 6’2 is probably half the male population of Portland. And, unfortunately, those bikes have been stripped bare and parted out by now.
I wish Metropolis good luck in retrieving the stolen items. Those guys are great. Not my local shop but every time I’ve gone there I’ve only received super friendly service.
Thinking good thoughts for metropolis and the folks there.
Was this another “plate glass removal” burglary?
sounds like 4 people, or a couple people with a truck…
Nathan is a super great guy and this is simply not cool at all. I wish you recovery, Nathan!
Why don’t bike shops have rolling shutters? http://www.alpinedoors.com/products/counter-shutters/
Products like that are not only expensive, but also they are usually subject to the lease. Landlords may not want tenants firing half inch bolts into their “vintage” real estate.
Sabes, we do have rolling shutters 🙂
So sorry to hear this. Metropolis has done well by me many times.
This pisses me off. That’s my shop, and only shop. I **** hate thieves and karma is coming their way.