Lilith e-mailed WSB, wondering if you’ve seen any or all of the bicycles stolen from her porch.
Last Friday night someone stole three bikes off our front porch. We live between Genesee Hill and Alaska Junction. No, they weren’t locked. (Though some of the ones that weren’t stolen were locked–yes, we have a lot bikes.)
We actually heard the noises on the porch about 3:00 am, but initially thought it was our nephew getting his bike to go to work. They made a big crashing noise when they took the second and third ones, though, and didn’t come back for more since we came running out. They must have ridden them away, because we didn’t hear a car or footsteps.
These bikes really have no resale value, so I can’t imagine they were stealing them to sell. They are probably in someone’s alley or at a park. We have looked, but are hoping that someone else may have seen them.
Photos and more information ahead:
My bike fits a small adult woman and is spray painted black and white. It is a mountain bike, with smooth tires, a black rack and pink streamers. It also had a really powerful rechargeable light on it. (It was plugged in and they didn’t take the charger, which also adds to my theory they are not trying to sell them, since, with the charger, the light is worth more than the bike.) It is a custom frame so does not have a serial number. It’s my daily commuter and I’m really missing it.
Two of my daughter’s bikes were also stolen. They are both green. One is a Diamondback BMX style bike. The other is a Raleigh Scout. It’s a mountain bike. She bought it off craigslist and completely restored it. So the frame isn’t great, but if you look at the components you can see that they’re actually decent. It might have a frog horn on it, or that might be on the BMX bike.
We are in the process of filing a police report and ever hopeful that they’ve already been picked up and are in some police warehouse somewhere. … On the off chance that they’re still out there, though, we’d love it if people could keep their eyes peeled. My bike, with the spray paint job and streamers, is pretty distinctive!
Lilith included photos – the top one is her bicycle (she was riding it back from a shopping trip); the other one is from a photo in which her daughter was working on her Raleigh with a friend.