Sunday, July 27, 2014

BYE-CYCLE: Burglar Swipes $3,000+ Custom Bike From Man's Apartment

This is believed to be the orange and black bicycle
stolen from a neighbor's apartment this weekend.
A Boystown couple awoke Sunday to find a burglar in their apartment and another neighborhood resident rolled out of bed this morning only to discover that his $3,000 to $4,000 custom-built bicycle had been stolen from inside his unit.

In the first incident, a couple awoke in their Belmont/Broadway apartment at 6:30 this morning to find a person—they don't know if it was a man or a woman—in their apartment. The offender exited into the alley through the back door with the woman's purse and the man's wallet. Entrance was gained through an unlocked door, police say.

The offender is described only as a "person," about 5-feet 10-inches tall, wearing a white baseball cap and a white t-shirt. Officers searched the area and managed to find a purse in a nearby alley, but it turned out to be the wrong one. (It's hard to keep track of all of the missing purses around here.) CPD case HX362178.

Then, shortly before 1PM today, a man awoke in his garden apartment to discover that his custom-built, 22-speed, orange cyclo-cross bicycle with orange rims, and black tape on its handlebars, was gone. Estimated value: $3,000 to $4,000. No force was used to enter the victim's garden apartment, located in the 3700 block of Pine Grove, during the window of opportunity: 9:30PM last night until 3AM today. CPD case HX362535

Other known burglaries in recent days:

Wednesday, 400 block of Belmont, forcible entry. Case HX357271
Thursday, 3500 block of Southport, method and case number unknown.
Saturday, 900 block of Waveland, unlawful entry. Case HX361554
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  1. What a great neighborhood to leave your door unlocked.

  2. This is not suburban Columbus, OH or Lansing, MI, people. Lock your doors.

  3. Thinking the same thing - unlocked door? Geez, I live in a safe quiet suburb and I ALWAYS lock my doors at night or when away. ALWAYS!