I just posted the suggestion to add STOLEN BIKE/S area on the forum. A friend of mine just got his shop broken into and $27,000 worth of high end bikes grabbed under 10 minutes. There have been a rash of 'smash and grab' thefts in the San Jose, CA area. Perps break down a door, run in the shop and grab as many bikes as they can under 10 minutes before cops or owner can get to the premises.
I'd like to post that information here...to save any members the HEARTBREAK of buying a stolen bike from a crook.
Until the forum gets a new listing for 'STOLEN BIKES'...I'd like to warn members against buying any high end bikes from shady people...or people posing as 'legit' sellers.
I have the names, descriptions and serial numbers of the stolen goods. Feel free to forward this list to other local bike clubs, groups, etc., in hopes the shop owners can get their inventory back. Message below:
There have been several attempts and successful break-ins at local
shops. We were one of three that suffered losses. I am attaching a
list of bikes and serial numbers that were stolen from Cupertino Bike
Shop and Evolution Bike Shop. Please feel free to forward this to
anyone, the more people that know the better. If you have any info at
please call Sergeant Rodrigues 408.868.6629 of Santa Clara County
Sheriff Department who is working two of the cases.
Below is a summary of events so far:
Santa Teresa Cycles (San Jose) 408-264-2453, 3 attempts between April
Off Ramp (Santa Clara) 408-249-2848, 1 attempt April 26
Walts Cycle and Fitness (Sunnyvale) 408-736-2630, 1 attempt April 26
Evolution Bike Shop (Cupertino) 408-252-5202, April 28, loss 8k
Calabazas Bike Shop (San Jose) 408-366-2453, April 28, loss 9k
Trailhead Cyclery (San Jose) 408-369-9666, 1 attempt May 1
Performance Bicycles (San Jose) 408-559-0495, May 2, 1 attempt
Cupertino Bike Shop (Cupertino) 408-255-2217, May 3, loss 27k
As you can see they are targeting bicycle shops in the area. It has
all been "smash and grab" , force open a door (they have not broken
any glass) and grab what they can in 2-3 minutes and leave.
I am attaching a list of items stolen from me and descriptions. I
also have a short list from Evolution Bike Shop too.
Thanks for your interest and help on the matter. I hope they get
Cupertino Bike Shop
The bike shop was burglarized on at about 2 am Wednesday, 5/03/06. Following is a list of stolen items. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dept. Case # 061230030. Contact information: Sgt. Rodrigues 408-868-6629.
5. Specialized Tarmac SL Gerolsteiner Blue color / stock Durace build kit size 56cm
color: blue,black carbon, white lettering
price $ 8200
6. Ultimate Stand Red PRO-ELITE with tool box attached
price $ 275
7. Ultimate black tool box
price $ 35
Evolution Bike Shop
16685 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
The bike shop was burglarized on at about 12 am Saturday April 29th. Following is a list of some stolen items. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dept. Case # 061190024C. Contact information: Sgt. Rodrigues 408-868-6629.
1. Santa Cruz Bullit, medium
serial # KU410138
2, Santa Cruz Chameleon w/4x kit
serial # S05122344
3. Specilaized Hotrock 16 (kids)
serial # AE5C09812
4. Sant Cruz Blur XC Frame only, large
color: blue ano