Bikes Reported Stolen 2015
My bike was stolen over the weekend. I had it parked near 26th and Penn in the strip. It is a Trek hybrid with custom handle bars and a faulty front break. it looks similar to the bike shown in this picture. If found or have any information please contact Grady at 724-816-9920 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your help!
This morning, just past Bartlett park in Schenley, there was a blue Puch SDP 280 with a rear rack lying on its side on the right side of the trail (after you go in the woods, you take the right fork that bends in a U-curve and puts you on lower Panther Hollow trail). It looked like it had been in a wreck – the front fork was bent pretty good and it was unrideable in current condition. It’s very possible someone was planning on coming back for it later, but I figured I’d mention it here in case it’s gone missing.
A somewhat grizzled guy was stopped just at the Haysglen St. crossing on the GAP under the Glenwood Bridge. He was puzzling over the shifters on a white full suspension MTB and commented “I ain’t rode a bike in 30 years — about time I started”. I did not know whether to say “way to go” or “where did you nick it”?
Twice tonight I thought I saw suspicious activity.
I was at the McKeesport park that is next to the police station on Lysle Boulevard. I noticed a guy riding by on a bike. As he passed without noticing me, he seemed to take a deep, long look at my bike, which was locked up, of course. I believe he was inspecting its vulnerability.
On the way back home, at the bike rental place near the jail and the First Avenue T station, I believe I startled someone who was checking out a bike parked at a rack. That person was not in clothes one would normally wear for bicycling…and, if it was his own, and he were going to the T, why not park it closer to its entrance, instead of in the darkness? Nah – I think he too had his eyes on someone else’s property.
They are out there, so be wary.
Sarah Pearman will be posting better details, but this is what I got off Facebook:
Stolen bike alert! Jared’s 2013 Raleigh Furley was stolen from in front of Jimmy Johns on E. Carson St. This morning at roughly 8:28 AM. (Wednesday, 8/26) Police have been notified with a description of suspect and bike. The thief rode down E. Carson street towards Station Square when last seen. Camera footage of thief and bike wil be posted (by someone other than me) Please share this and let your friends know. Thanks.
Notable feature: It has galaxy pedals on it, they are pink/purplish.
My girlfriend had her bike stolen out of her apartment in Friendship.
Distinguishing characteristics (which may or may not still be on it) include: an iron city bike sticker, push bike sticker, and bike pgh sticker on the bike. black milk crate on the rack with a bernie sanders sticker on the back.
If you happen to see this bike around please contact me @ email@example.com.
Stolen in Shadyside-
My daughter’s dark blue, Specialized bike was stolen from our front porch last night. The bike had been locked to our porch railing.
At the time of theft bike had a black wire front basket and Gatto stickers on frame. Bike had a water bottle holder and light up blue bell on handlebars.
Any information please call (four one two) 583-6402.
Posting for a friend whose Lawrenceville home was robbed Monday evening.
Among other valuables, the thieves took the following bike:
A white confetti, 54 cm men’s Fuji road frame. Likely a 1989 Gran Tour similar to the one pictured in the catalog only with an aftermarket silver fork, STI shifters, Nitto STD tall stem, and drops with badly unraveling black bar tape. Tires are too skinny.
Our car was stolen sometime last night, and in the back was my son’s bike:
The chain guard has since been taken off, the tires replaced with slicks, the seat replaced with another generic black one, and it’s picked up the normal scuffs and wear that would be expected. Otherwise, it looks just like the picture.
My house in Lawrenceville was broken into on Monday, and my bike (among other things) was stolen. It’s a white Team Fuji with confetti paint, two cup holders, new wheels, high stem. The grip tape was falling off when it was stolen. Phone stolen, too, but contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with any info. Thanks!
Bike was stolen from my enclosed front porch of my house in Lawrenceville this morning. Its a 2012 Jamis Coda Elite hybrid, grey, has a back rack (stolen with a light gray sweatshirt on it), one water bottle cage.
email@example.com with any info!
Silver 80s womens Schwinn World Tourist, 10 speed, front and rear fenders; worn looking with some rust patches, but well-loved I assure you. Stolen from front porch of building on Howe Street near Negley in Shadyside.
What the heck is going on in Lawrenceville and Shadyside? Wow.
Heroin. Once people get hooked on that stuff and run out of their own money, there is pretty much no floor to their behavior.
’87 Cannondale ‘Black Lightening’, all black with yellow tires and bars, large (63cm) in good shape (only a few paint chips), has red and white pedals.
It was stolen off my front porch on West St. (a block east of Biddle’s Coffee) in Wilkinsburg on Saturday night 9/13.
Old Schwinn multispeed road bike, black with red handlebar tape, drop handlebars, downtube shifters, and bent metal toe clips. Locked in front of my building in Shadyside at Howe at Shady Ave. It was given as a hand-me-down recently, so sadly don’t have any pictures. Email me at adriana.ljj (at) gmail.com if you see it around.
PLEASE HELP – STOLEN BIKE! – SHARE & REPOST
My brother’s bike was stolen from his front porch in Highland Park sometime this past saturday. The bike is an older “High Sierra” Schwinn bike. Color is a tad-darker gunmetal-gray, with a rear black rack, and the nice-red “schwinn” logo in front.
He doesn’t have a photo of it, but the pic below is representative, except he had higher handlebars.
Please keep your eyes out for it – is his only means of transportation right now :(
send me a message at bikeygirlpgh -AT= gmail.com
So many bikes nicked from porches. Please be careful – bring it inside if you can, and make sure it’s locked to metal with a u-lock if you can’t!
Accidently posted this as a new topic before i saw this thread, but another stolen bike! Friend’s bike just got stolen from around Oakland. Its a old teal 1988 Diamondback Apex. Please let me know if you see it! My # is 412-608-6914 (name: Angela Urban).
Bike looks tossed at target in east Liberty. Dark grey schwinn with yellow stripped tires Maybe stolen… I would add a photo but mobile website won’t let me -_-
@deskins21 – That’s a close match to the pic of bikeygirl’s photo about five posts up.
If you have an online photo somewhere, get its URL starting with http and ending with .jpg or equivalent, then put it in an IMG tag like this, only with less/greater-than signs instead of square brackets:
(Oh bother, something is trimming off the close-bracket in my example. Just make sure you end your IMG tag with a greater-than symbol.)
Alternatively if you have a Twitter account, tweet the pic, then grab the embed code for the tweet and paste it here.
@stuinmccandless thanks for the advice!
Sadly is was not the bike posted above…
UPDATE bike at east Liberty target
I tweeted the pic. You can see it attached here.
Stolen bike found at Target in East Liberty pic.twitter.com/NwuZwIazYF
— William Deskins (@WillDeskins) September 16, 2015
Target security was waiting for the Kid who dropped the bike off. So target may still have it.
At the Park(ing) Day spot for Port Authority this morning, I spoke with a garage rep who said they regularly get bikes that people forgot to take with them when they got off. I wonder how many of them are actually stolen bikes.
What I will suggest to Port Authority is that someone (or someone at each division) be assigned the task of checking our stolen-bike thread (this), the bike wiki page on stolen bikes, and various other online sources, for potential matches.
Another idea that came to mind as I typed this, I wonder if they could put up a non-linked page on their website with a list of bikes and photos — non-linked as in, no link from the main page, but publicly accessible if you know the link. Then someone in the bike community could do some of that cross-checking.
I assume that Port Authority has some means of storing lost bikes, whether at each division or at some central facility. But if they end up with these bikes, they should at least be ridable, and safely kept. I’m just thinking at the keyboard here, but somewhere in this is the germ of an idea that I think has merit.
@Stu: I think it does have merit.
I wonder how many different sources for lost/abandoned bikes there are? Don’t most of the police stations end up with a collection?
It makes me wonder if we shouldn’t push for a centralized collection point; that way, rather than asking each group that ends up with bikes to do the work to collect serial numbers, take pics, etc., we instead have one place where they all end up, with one set of people responsible for making that information available.
That would be awesome. Some sort of regional Recovered Bike Registry? It could be staffed by volunteers.
Bike Pgh, you listening?
So lucky to have gotten back my Silver Specialized Crossroads when it was stolen in June, and now it’s been stolen again… It was locked on my porch with another bike, but we only stuck the U-lock through the frame of one bike, and mine just had a 12 mm braided steel cable that was cut through. Bike’s not even worth the cost of the cable. Been reported, but appreciate anyone keeping an eye out.
Serial number is M8DK06360.
My tenant’s bike was stolen from the front porch of our place on Euclid (East Liberty) – lock was cut – black and red mongoose in decent condition.
i think it was stolen the week of the 7th, maybe the week before (took her little while to get me a picture). they checked the pawn shops close to east liberty already, didn’t turn up. figured I’d still post here on the off-hand chance it’s been seen or found.
They also stole the doorbell (2nd time for the doorbell being stolen, grrr).
I have already recommended she get a higher-grade u-lock when she gets a new bike (other tenant’s bike wasn’t stolen). I’m open to suggestions regarding securing a doorbell button ;)
2 Bikes stolen from front porch on Spring Hill/North Side in broad daylight yesterday (9/20/15). Red Men’s Specialized 10-speed and Black Men’s Specialized 10-Speed. (Unfortunately no pics).
This weeks Tartan (the Carnegie Mellon weekly newspaper) crime report lists 5 campus locations where bikes were reported stolen, but does not mention full numbers other than “several.” It does state that all were locked to racks with cable locks.
Is there any recruiting or information exchange that takes place with local colleges?
Someone found a blue Diamondback on the Montour Trail a few days ago. https://www.facebook.com/groups/43518292159/permalink/10153754350622160/
hello everyone, my vintage ’80s Schwinn Sierra was stolen from Shadyside last night. Green and yellow frame, blue water bottle cage, bullhorn handlebars, black rack on back with red bungies when stolen. Was locked with a cable lock to a railing on my front porch. Looks like the one in the picture. Call me at 313-434-3753 if you see it!
Alicia Kanary’s bike was stolen!
Bike was locked with U Lock to sign outside of Bruegger’s to a sign pole with a Bulldog OnGuard U-lock. Silver Mongoose was stolen between Friday 10/9 and Monday 10/12. There is a front basket as well as two collapsable baskets on the back along with lights fixed to both the from and back. Please contact me at 412.708.2569 if you find or see it. A police report has been filed.
What condition is the pole? Did they saw through the lock?
FOUND Shaw Ave Squirrel Hill Orange Youth BMX style single speed bike with front and rear brakes. Looks very used but in good condition but was with garbage cans on Shaw Ave. I took it from the trash for my son to use but want to make sure it was not stolen. If you think it is yours please pm me with the make/model for verification.
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