How many of us have forgotten to lock our bike on our car after a ride, or perhaps a race and then ran an errand or two with the unlocked bike on the roof? [Editor's note: I once abandoned a grocery store, mid-purchase when I remembered this, sprinted out to the parking lot, only to have relief wash over me, (like a glorious rain) when I saw my bike was still there]. If you live in Boulder, you may want to be a little more diligent. But even due diligence isn't a guarantee.
Boulder has seen a spike in bike thefts for the 2013 year. It's likely that it's the work of one experienced suspect or a group of suspects. Most of the bikes were taken from vehicle roof mounts, hitch racks or racks mounted in truck beds. They were taken with bolt cutters/wire cutters that sliced through the owners' cable or U-locks. These are high-end bikes, people. Some of the stolen brands include Giant, Yeti, Specialized and Cannondale (low whistle). Worse yet, they aren't showing up in the typical places (pawn shops and Craigslist). So now for my mass panic statement of the day: it seems no one is safe. Not even teenagers.
Here is the video story from 7 News:
Makes you want to hug Will Sternberg, right? For the whole story from 7 News, click here: Dirty Rotten Bike Thief and/or Thieves. If you have any information, please contact Detective Craig Beckjord at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-441-3336.