The Mission's Box Dog Bikes was burglarized last night, which resulted in the loss of nearly all of the worker-owned bicycle shop's inventory, according an anonymous tip from a Hoodline reader.
Geoffrey Colburn, one of the owners of the shop, received a call from police earlier this morning after a neighbor called SFPD, according to a report by SF Weekly.
“One by one they got 21 bikes,” he told the paper. “It’s pretty ugly.”
Stolen bike Synopsis Part 2: Judgement Day Once again, if you see any of these bikes on the street, please call 911! 56cm blue Kona Sutra 54cm maroon Kona Sutra 43cm cream All-City Spacehorse 46cm cream All-City Spacehorse 61cm cream All-City Spacehorse 55cm blue All-City Spacehorse 58cm blue All-City Spacehorse 49cm maroon All-City Spacehorse
It appears that the thieves cut a small hole in the metal gate that protects the shop's front doors and windows, allowing for a roughly one-foot opening to get in and squeeze the bikes out. Additionally, the tempered-glass of the front door has been shattered.
While the business has insurance that may make Box Dog Bikes whole again, the shop is hoping to recover the remaining bicycles. "If you see any of these bikes on the streets, please call 911," reads a message posted to Box Dog Bike's Instagram. "Most of these bikes don't have pedals, so, it's gonna be hard to ride them," the message adds.
So here is part 1 of what was stolen. If you see any of these bikes on the streets please call 911. Most of these bikes don't have pedals so it's gonna be hard to ride them. 48cm green Kona Rove NRB 50cm champagne Kona Rove NRBDL 54cm orange Salsa Vaya 49cm maroon Salsa Vaya 57cm turquoise Salsa Vaya 50cm black Salsa Marrakesh drop bar Small khaki Salsa Marrakesh flat bar
A list of the stolen bikes' makes, models and sizes are also listed on the business' Instagram for those on the lookout.
The business will remain closed all day Thursday for cleanup and a police investigation, however, Colburn told the Weekly that the shop hopes to be back in business tomorrow for customer repairs and tune-ups.
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