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Public Safety October 27, 2014 at 11:12 am

Bikes Stolen from 14th and Belmont, 1 Recovered from 14th and Harvard, 1 Missing

Here’s a photo of the missing bike. It’s the one on top of the pile with turquoise handlebars. Here are some more details about the incident:

Unfortunately, my house at 14th and Belmont (lower Columbia Heights) was robbed on 10/21 at about 11:15am and the burglars made off with two of my bikes (as well as several laptops from my housemates).

After the police took off, I headed up to the Columbia Heights metro trying to see if I could find it. Sure enough, I came across some high school kids who had my commuter bike (a Giant Rapid Pro from 2011).

I managed to unseat the guy riding it and scare them off at 14th and Columbia, just a few blocks south of the Columbia Heights shopping center. I’m pretty sure that these guys live at the housing projects between 13th and 14th on Harvard because they were hanging out in the parking there lot for several minutes (police took about 15 minutes to respond). Thankfully, I now have the Giant back.

Unfortunately, my road bike is still missing. This was a custom lugged steel frame that I made myself. It’s unique in that the frame is grey and doesn’t have any logos, graphics etc. The handlebars are a distinctive turquoise color. It has a Reynolds fork, Shimano Ultegra components, and Bontrager tires. I built it as a project with my dad several years ago when I was in high school, so it has huge sentimental value to me. Here’s that link to the photo again.

Any tips about where to post to recover a lost bike would be much appreciated – I’ve already heard of about 5 new forums just through talking to folks about this.

Summary: My grey road bike with turquoise handlebars was stolen from my house and may be located in Columbia heights area, specifically on Harvard or Columbia Street between 13th and 14th.

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