Bike Stolen Off 2nd Story Balcony – Have You Seen it?


“Dear PoPville,

My bike was stolen at some point this week off of my second story balcony. No, it wasn’t locked, but I really never would have thought someone would scale a building, active the motion censored lights, right in front of windows, hop onto a balcony, throw the thing down and ride off with it… boy was I wrong. The bike is registered, I have proof of purchase and a police report has been filed.

I’ve contacted all of the bike shops in the area to let them know that it is stolen and to report if someone comes in trying to sell it. I’ve scoured Craigslist every day but have had no luck. Considering the circumstances, the bike is probably floating around somewhere in DC…

It was stolen from the corner of 18th and U st. It’s a matte red and black medium 2013 GT Tachyon hybrid. The serial number is C302120003. It’s dearly missed.

There is a reward for whoever finds/returns it.”

7 Comment

  • People will steal anything that is not screwed or nailed down in this city. Hope you get it back.


    I’d check with Wiz and the Ice Man.

  • Good luck – I hope that you are able to track it down. Unfortunately if people want to steal a bike, they’ll generally find a way, especially if it’s not locked. Have had friends’ lose them from 2nd story balconies too.

  • I’m kind of surprised they got a bike off a balcony as well. But hell, mine was 3 floors below ground in a key access garage, inside a chained and locked bike cage and u-bolt/cable locked to a pole. Someone got in somehow and cut through the chain and my locks to steal my bike. Police don’t give a damn.

    • Did yours get stolen from the Flats? Same thing here. 3 levels down, key access, and bike storage and a u lock!

      i filed a report then sent the report to my insurance CO who then cut me a check in under a week!

  • andy

    Wow. Would’ve thought Spiderman didn’t need a bike.

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