Burglars swipe most of Box Dog Bikes' bicycle inventory Wednesday night

Burglars swipe most of Box Dog Bikes' bicycle inventory Wednesday nightPhoto: Hoodline Tipline
Nathan Falstreau
Published on August 09, 2018

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.”

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.

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.