Bike shop on Williams Ave is latest burglary victim

metropolis cycle repair2

Metropolis lost several
thousand dollars in the theft.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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David
David
10 years ago

Damn it. That sucks. I really like that shop too–really nice people.

DK
DK
10 years ago

Lame!

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!

sabes
sabes
10 years ago
Reply to  DK

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.

Reza
Reza
10 years ago

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.

Allan
10 years ago

Thinking good thoughts for metropolis and the folks there.

dwainedibbly
dwainedibbly
10 years ago

Was this another “plate glass removal” burglary?

Spiffy
Spiffy
10 years ago

sounds like 4 people, or a couple people with a truck…

John Lascurettes
10 years ago

Nathan is a super great guy and this is simply not cool at all. I wish you recovery, Nathan!

sabes
sabes
10 years ago

Why don’t bike shops have rolling shutters? http://www.alpinedoors.com/products/counter-shutters/

Scott
Scott
10 years ago
Reply to  sabes

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.

Brad @ Metropolis
10 years ago

Sabes, we do have rolling shutters 🙂

sabes
sabes
10 years ago

Yikes!

Alexis
Alexis
10 years ago

So sorry to hear this. Metropolis has done well by me many times.

Justin
Justin
10 years ago

This pisses me off. That’s my shop, and only shop. I **** hate thieves and karma is coming their way.