http://mv-voice.com/square/print/2012/07/20/bicycle-stolen-out-of-open-garage


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Bicycle stolen out of open garage

Original post made on Jul 20, 2012

A bicycle was stolen on Tuesday from the open garage of a home in the 1800 block of Appletree Lane, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 20, 2012, 2:31 PM

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Posted by trex
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Is "Trex" spelled right? Is there a pattern of thefts from open garages in town or is this an isolated incident? Any speculation about whether this is a crime of opportunity or was the perp casing the neighborhood for some time before hitting this house?


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Posted by jane
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 21, 2012 at 4:01 am

Um, my son had two bikes stolen in one month but I guess since it was parked outside our front door at an apartment complex, we don't make the news. It happened in broad daylight too. By the way, our rent is probably more than their mortgage.


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Posted by Dox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

One the one hand, it's good that we live in a town where this is uncommon enough for the news. On the other, this story is a good warning for garage and bicycle owners.


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Posted by Le Dude
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Jul 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Maybe the guy who took it thought it was part of the City's new bike share program.


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Posted by Salamander
a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Salamander is a registered user.

Bikes taken from multiple units in our appt complex recently. People don't know until they check their storage area.


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Posted by That MV guy
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

That MV guy is a registered user.

I'm sure they meant "gray Trek". Treks are quite popular.

I've read news in years past of people walking into back yards or breaking into CLOSED garages to steal valuable bikes. That's why the bikes in my garage are locked up.

FACT OF LIFE: Leave an expensive bike exposed and unsecured where someone can steal it, and sooner or later someone will. It doesn't matter WHERE you live.