My son, along with a good many of his summer classmates at CMU, had their bikes stolen last night. Seems like someone with a heavy duty cable cutter made off with 2/3 of his Giant mountain bike. Others were not so lucky. They will be contacting campus security, but is there anything else he should do? Is it worth filing a report with city police?
I’ll try to see if I can find a picture, but it was ~10 yr old, dark blue (with some white highlights), mountain bike with broken handle bar shifter on one side (right side?). Not likely the thief would be riding right away, since it’s missing a wheel.
Too bad, since he’d really taken to commuting around town on his bike this summer, which was as a regular bike-commuter myself, was really great to see. I guess the only consolation was that it wasn’t a newer bike.
By all means report to the city police- or will campus security do so?
Posting pix here may help. Any idea how many bikes were taken? This does not sound like the tyrpical kid taking for a joyride if it was multiple bikes.
As often is asked, how and where were they locked? I ask as I lock up to the racks on campus frequently and wonder if I need to reconsider where and how I do so.
@Drewbacca – Thinks for the thread. I called CMU security and they said that they’d not been rounding up bikes. He’ll have to file a report on campus, but they took relevant info & S/N. Also asked for me to send them a copy of the photo. They said that since theft was on campus property, they would take responsibility for sharing info with city police.