A brazen thief spoiled Bike to Work day on Thursday for at least one cyclist when he took off with the victim’s bike while the victim was cheering on other riders at an energizer station, ABC 7 news reports. Read More
Hundreds of San Francisco bicyclists report the theft of their two-wheelers annually, and victims include city supervisors who are now looking to curtail the rising crime.
Thieves appear to be doing anything they can to score a bike — cutting locks and riding off within minutes, peering through mail slots of old Victorian homes and busting in if bikes are spotted, and sneaking into garages when the doors open to make away with stored bikes.
Cops put the brakes on these bottle-wielding bicycle crooks. A 43-year-old man walking his bike in the SoMa neighborhood Saturday was attacked with a bottle by three cretins, police said. The victim was attacked at Fifth and Shipley streets around 5:20 p.m. by three suspects, police said. The suspects were described as one man in his 30s, and a man and woman in their 20s. Read More
Not so fast, would-be bike thief! The people at WCG in San Francisco had their crime watch binoculars on and were able to thwart the attempts of a preppy-looking crook.
Video shows a female running in front of the thief, who was clumsily trying to make his getaway on the bike, and knocking him from the seat. The goon regains his balance and makes his escape, this time on foot. Read More
About one bicycle per day is reported stolen to San Francisco police — a figure that does not account for the many more thefts that go unreported.
The Examiner obtained Police Department figures showing 155 bicycles were reported stolen between Jan. 1 and May 31, with the most, 30, missing from the Mission district, followed by 19 in the South of Market neighborhood and nine in the Upper Market and Castro area. Read More