WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen electric cargo bike

Sent by Kathy:

I want to report the theft of a 2018 Radwagon Electric Cargo Bike that was stolen from a storage area in my 6-foot fenced-in and locked backyard area on the alley between California and 42 Ave SW, between Dawson and Brandon. The only real distinguishing aspect to the bike is that it has has 2 hand-made saddle bags attached. We would appreciate any help in getting the bike back. Thank you!

Here’s what it looks like. The SPD case number is 22-904528.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen electric cargo bike"

  • Meryl February 24, 2022 (11:31 am)

    What color is the bike? Also, sorry. UGH!! 

  • Boinsted February 24, 2022 (12:32 pm)

    When did the theft happen? I ask because I saw a similar bike attempting to be ridden by someone in front of Jefferson Square Safeway last week. They were struggling to ride it and it struck me as odd. 

    • Laurie De Koch February 24, 2022 (2:47 pm)

      It happened in the last week. They didn’t have the battery so it would have been hard to ride. It’s very heavy. 

      • Boinsted February 24, 2022 (7:57 pm)

        Well – that may have been the bike then.  It was Thursday, Feb 17th at 9:30 am. The guy was riding it northbound on 42nd just north of SW Edmonds. He got about mid block, did a u-turn heading back south on 42nd and was struggling to get up the hill back to SW Edmonds. I know several parents around West Seattle who have a similar bike and have never seen someone struggle like that riding it. Likely because it didn’t have the batteries. At any rate – sorry this happened to you. 

  • J February 24, 2022 (1:24 pm)

    Report it as stolen on bikeindex.org if you haven’t already. My eBike was stolen last year about two blocks away from where this one was stolen, they cut the lock I had on it. I ended up getting it back a few months later because it was found by the Ellensburg Sherrifs Dept being used in the commission of a crime out there. They matched the serial number to the Bike Index listing.  I wish you luck in getting it back!

    • Laurie De Koch February 24, 2022 (3:04 pm)

      Thank you! Just signed up!

      • Alex S. February 25, 2022 (1:11 pm)

        And keep an eye out for it on OfferUp.  You’d be surprised how many thieves try to sell bikes with no battery, key or charger there.  They sell them for dirt cheap, of course.  

  • Chris February 24, 2022 (5:00 pm)

    Check the chopshop, I mean camp, next to west seattle health club. This place is a distribution hub for stolen bikes.

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