West Seattle Crime Watch: One bike stolen, one left in its place

Mark is looking for both his stolen bike and the owner of a bike that turned up where his had been: “The curious thing was that whoever took my bike (adult size) left an almost brand-new child’s-size bike. I assume they felt mine was an upgrade.” It happened on Sunday afternoon in Seaview, 47th/Findlay (map). Here’s the bike left behind:

It’s a “small Giant,” he adds. His stolen bike is “a dark gray Diamondback Trace with Planet Bike fenders and a black rear rack.” Seen it? And/or have any idea who the left-behind bike belongs to?

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: One bike stolen, one left in its place"

  • sc July 17, 2014 (1:14 pm)

    Can you can “chip” a bike like a pet :)

  • datamuse July 17, 2014 (1:46 pm)

    There is as it happens a national bike registry. You register your bike’s make, model, and serial number for a small fee. If it gets stolen you report it, and if it turns up somewhere police can check the registry for who it belongs to.

  • NW July 17, 2014 (1:47 pm)

    I have observed quite a collection of bicycles from time to time along Utah ave S between S Dawson and S Brandon if anyone ever gets their bicycle stolen.

  • D July 17, 2014 (1:54 pm)

    Did you take the Giant? Maybe your bike was stolen and then later some kid just happened to put his or her bike there.

  • Beaujolais July 18, 2014 (1:42 am)

    The giant in the picture resembles the bike I had stolen from my backyard about 3 monthly hs ago off of 14th in Elmgrove.

  • Jp July 18, 2014 (9:28 am)

    That’s my daughter’s bike!!! It was a few days old when stolen on Saturday! I have a picture of her on it to prove. She will be so happy. How do I contact you? We live on 40th and Cloverdale. Sorry about your bike and thank you for posting.

  • Jp July 18, 2014 (9:33 am)

    My neighbors car was broken into the same night the bike was stolen. My guess is the same person stole the bike then.

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