Two new bikes stolen from outside Southwest Bicycle

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Front of Southwest Bicycle on Multnomah Blvd.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Another day, another story to share about bike theft.

This time it happened in southwest Portland, far away from our usual reports of the daily thievery that plagues the central city. And it happened at a bike shop.

Nate Gibson, an employee of Southwest Bicycle on the corner of Multnomah and Capitol Hwy, says someone took two new bikes they had on display in their parking lot right outside their front door. This isn’t Nate’s first brush with bike theft. You might recall his heroic role in wresting back a high-end racing bike from a thief this past summer.

Nate tells us the theft happened last night as he was closing up the shop. Here’s his version of events:

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