WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen Bianchi bicycle

Theft can happen fast. Latest reminder of that is in this report from Dan in the 5900 block of Beach Drive:

Someone stole my bike out of our garage this morning around 6:30-6:45. The garage door was open as we were between trips putting out the garbage. The bike was hanging up on hooks in our garage.

Stolen bicycles – like cars – may be abandoned after thieves use them to get from Point A to Point B, so be on the lookout.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen Bianchi bicycle"

  • Ant April 19, 2021 (11:48 am)

    Ouch! That is a nice bike to be taken. Bianchi’s are pretty rare so I would hope it shows up somewhere. I will definitely keep a look out on my rides.

  • Alex S. April 19, 2021 (3:33 pm)

    Stolen bicycles that are worth thousands of dollars don’t get abandoned.  They are often taken across state line and sold in other cities.  Hopefully the owner has it registered on Bike Index.  He should also post it on the PNW Lost/Stolen Bikes Facebook page.

  • Mason Giem April 20, 2021 (11:51 am)

    Hey man, somebody on facebook just saw that stolen bicycle at a homeless camp near macs triangle pub in white center

  • Mason Giem April 20, 2021 (12:03 pm)

    Somebody just posted in the west seattle connection facebook group that they found the bike in White Center nears macs triangle pub. Does WSB know how to get a hold of Dan and let him know where his bike is? 

  • Gus April 20, 2021 (12:10 pm)

    Saw a bike just like this one at 8 AM today, intersection of Roxbury/Delridge. NW corner. As I was waiting for the light to change, an older Black man emerged from the homeless tent camp with a new turquoise Bianchi bike he’d stowed inside the tent, and wheeled away.  No telling if it’s the same bike, but it surprised me to see such a beautiful bike amongst this group. I read on line they’re worth about $5K. 

  • Kolea Hara April 20, 2021 (12:31 pm)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/402908343115237/permalink/5367691963303492This bike was found today in possession of someone near the triangle pub in white center. 

  • Jh April 20, 2021 (2:00 pm)

    Just saw this on WS connection group on Facebook.  Hopefully this can be passed onto Dan.

  • WSB April 20, 2021 (2:32 pm)

    To those who’ve reported a social-media post about what might be Dan’s bicycle, we have already emailed him about it. Thanks!

    (Update: He’s aware of it & has gone to look. No bike/owner reunion yet. But he thanks everyone for their watchfulness.)

  • rpo April 21, 2021 (11:42 am)

    The Facebook post where a good samaritan calls SPD to say they are looking at the stolen bike but SPD says it may take them 5 hours to respond is pathetic. Why bother reporting something stolen if the police won’t respond?

    • WSB April 21, 2021 (12:01 pm)

      Have you seen our reports on precinct staffing? There’s a difference between “won’t” and “can’t.” Impossible to tell without hearing the audio what the caller was told.

  • Mindina STRAIGHT April 29, 2021 (2:32 pm)

    Hi I believe my friend bought your bike. He’s noticed on here that there was one just like that is stolen. He would like a number to reach you so he can get the bike returned to you

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