WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 bicycles – one stolen, one found

Two reader reports about bicycles:

STOLEN BICYCLE: The photo and report are from Lorie:

My middle schooler’s new Kona Blast mountain bike was stolen from Target (Sunday) around 4:45 – left inside the double entry doors with friends’ bikes for safekeeping while shopping. It is brown with orange writing, pink grips – large frame. Contact Mike at gatobay2018@aol.com. Police report has been filed.

FOUND BICYCLE: The photo and report are from Conrad:

I walked up and down the staircase that goes between the upper part of Pigeon Point and the bike trail under the bridge several times this weekend and noticed this bike. I don’t see it on the Bike Index and hope I can help it be found by its owner.

Email us if it might be yours and we’ll connect you.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 bicycles - one stolen, one found"

  • Wal Mart No Name May 24, 2021 (11:37 am)

    The circle of life for stolen bikes. The newly-stolen bikes are expensive and worthy of covet, and the found bikes are Wal-Mart no-name bikes no one really wanted even when they were bought.

    • Jethro Marx May 24, 2021 (10:30 pm)

      There are plenty of kids who would love any bike, and even then, would have far bigger fish to fry than how prestigious their frame alloy rates in your bizarro world. Thank you for the contextual absurdity, though!

  • Mike May 25, 2021 (9:01 pm)

    We found our sons Kona bike! Yay!. Thanks people of Target,  Target employees,and others who reached out, and especially  Police Officers for retrieval.(sorry, I don’t post names without ok)What I found:Homeless person with yellow backpack steals my 13 year olds’ bike from Target and rides off towards White Center to fence it at one of numerous roadside RV’s.These are the places I searched that seem to have an un-natural abundance of bikes.1. RV’s along steel mill SW Andover(many bikes).2. SW Barton/Delridge way Triangle3. RV’s at 14th/Henderson4. RV’s at SW Cambridge/16th5. Roxbury/Delridge (tent across from Macs pub)   There were 5 newer bikes Sunday, today none.6. RV’s at sw Barton/14th–our bike found.If you have your bike stolen,  it may quickly be taken to one of these RV’s.If you see it, don’t go in, call Police for assistance. They’re busy but may eventually be able to help you retrieve your property. File a police report of the incident and have it ready to show the officer.Have a copy of your purchase receipt if you have one. Pics help too.See below, a pic of “Seattle’s Best” retrieving my sons bike! Thanks SPD, Hooray!

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