My white Trek 7.5 Fx was stolen Thursday afternoon around 3pm on the corner of 6 ave and William Penn ave (downtown Pittsburgh). It was locked with a master lock cable and another bike was taken at the same time. I purchased the bike new in July of 09. It is still is good shape. Here is a photo I took after I purchased it last year:
Was this from the rack at the Regional Enterprise Tower? There are some security cameras that pick up that rack location. A bike was stolen from there last summer, or the summer before, and while the cameras caught it, the thief was too quick to be identifiable. He/She had clearly been scouting that location. Maybe we’ll get a better image this time. Check with building management at the Regional Enterprise Tower (Bob Loose, 23rd Floor). I’ll see if I kept the email chain that I had with the owner of that bike — maybe it will give you some leads. On a separate note, someone at a summer FOC mentioned that aluminum bikes are sometimes stolen so that they frames can be sold as scrap. Might want to call around to local scrappers, offering a reward. P.S. I am really sorry to learn of your loss.
Yes. It was on a bike rack outside of the RET. The security cameras did catch 2 individuals riding away with the bikes; however, the video was not from a good angle and may not be very helpful in identifying the thieves. If you park near there, I would strongly suggest you use a cable and a u-lock. I can’t believe they got away so quickly without anybody noticing.