Bikes Stolen – CMU Stever Residence Hall

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urbanrider
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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.


helen s
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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
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Is it possible that the university removed them?
http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/abandoned-bikes-at-cmu/#post-276207

Definitely file a report with the police and get photos out there!


urbanrider
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This is picture of a similar bike (not his)

Model: 2004 GIANT Boulder SE
Frame size: 17
Serial number: have it, if needed for confirmation


urbanrider
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@helen – u-lock + cable….I think the lesson was learned on why making sure the U-lock is always through some part of the frame is important, though.


urbanrider
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@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.


TeamDecaf
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Bummer to hear about this, Jim, hope you have a bike(s)
recovery. It has happened, thanks to this board.


urbanrider
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Thanks, Dan. I’d seen where someone got help via the board recently with stolen bike, so we’re all keeping fingers crossed.

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