PICTURE: Claycordian Wants to Find Stolen Bicycle – Bike Taken from Backyard of Home

October 28, 2013 23:31 pm · 22 comments

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It seems like bicycle thieves are getting away with a lot of crimes lately (except for the alleged bike thieves arrested on Monday).

This bike (pictured above) was stolen from the backyard of a home near CVS on Clayton Road in Concord on Sunday, and the owners want it back.

Here’s what they had to say….

It was stolen on Sunday night from our backyard near the CVS on Clayton Road in Downtown Concord. It’s seafoam green, has white grips, whitewall tires, white rack on the back, stainless cup holder on the handlebars, bell, black plastic basket mount on the front stem (basket is not on there), matching green round valve stem caps. Thanks.

That’s awful. Hope you get it back.

If you’ve seen it, please email news@claycord.com.

Please, Claycordians, no Pee-Wee Herman or Alamo basement jokes. Thanks.

eyewhen October 29, 2013 at 7:34 AM

That bike is either black, blue or red by now and the basket has been removed

The Professor October 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Mayor,
When you say “That’s awful”, are you referring to the bike’s look?
Jokes aside, I hope that you get your bike back from the POS who stole it. It should be fairly easy to find.

Monica October 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I hope this person gets his bike back, and keeps it in a locked garage from now on.

Dorothy October 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

If it was taken from the back yard maybe someone knew where to find it.

The Mamba October 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM

What’s the Alamo basement joke? I’ll be on the lookout for the bike…

Found it on craigslist? October 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

this sounds awful suspicious…you just meet the person in the afternoon on a corner in Berkeley and it happens to fit the description? Better check it out!!!!

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bid/4152288128.html

Found it on craigslist? October 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

and i realize the original posting date is fri 10/25 but the post was edited on sun oct 27th (Because the post now shows Oct 27th as the listing date) so perhaps this person keeps editing old postings so that the dates look like they wouldn’t match and that way he/she keeps ahead of the cops? Just saying……

Found it on craigslist? October 29, 2013 at 1:31 PM

on google maps you can clearly see the corner store at thta address is Karim Cycle and he has a bunch of “Used” cycles out at the corner. Thinking he must buy them from thieves and then resell? good conspiracy theory at the least!!!!

Here are some Yelp reviews of this shop :

“KARIM SELLS STOLEN BIKES!!!

I know this, without a shadow of a doubt, because I just recovered a bike that was stolen 5 years ago from him with the help of the Berkeley Police Department.

MAKE SURE AND REGISTER YOUR BIKES ON THE NATIONAL BIKE REGISTRY!!!

They even have a place to register stolen bikes. Also, make sure and take a picture of the serial number on the bottom bracket and keep any documentation you have together with that printed out picture in a file. This all helped me reclaim and prove ownership of a bike stolen five years ago, when I saw Karim posting it on Craigslist.

DO NOT confront Karim on your own! He’s a dangerous…”

another:

“If you browse the east bay Craigslist for bikes and come across a vaguely-described used bike in the “Near UC Berkeley” area that seems like a good deal, check to see if the listed address is for this place. It probably is.

And you probably don’t want to buy that bike because–as so many other reviewers have already pointed out–there’s a chance that bike’s stolen.”

and another….

“Adlai Karim actually performs an unappreciated public service. Somebody has to repair and move those piles of bikes left on racks for months and left in police property rooms without a claim.

It’s a nasty job, and Adlai Karim has a nasty streak to match. But when the Berkeley Police raided they identified 3 out of 1000 bikes as stolen. That’s pretty low, indicating that Karim is not a major fence. Are some of them hot? No doubt. But short of shipping the bikes to Gahna (see Villiage Bicycle Project) what are you going to do? Track down the owners? How?

That said the shop is a mess, consisting of a giant pile of rusty bikes in a giant steaming heap. A real bike shop would line each bike up, check the serial number against a theft database, fix the bike, put a fixed price on it, and move it out. Karim is not nearly so organized.”

NOW I’M CONVINCED HE HAS YOUR STOLEN BIKE!!!!!!!

nytemuvr October 29, 2013 at 1:56 PM

@Found it on craigslist? #7
The original CL ad is dated the 25th(Friday) and you said it was stolen the 27th(Sunday), how can that be?

Forget the current store! October 29, 2013 at 2:16 PM

@ Nytemover

If I remeber correctly from posting on Craigslist, you can go into your ad and edit it at anytime. So if this guy is constantly selling stolen bikes on Craigslist, instead of creating new ads, he can change an existing one to read something different at anytime. Just seems suspicious for that particular color bike with whitewalls to be on Craigslist on Sunday night. It is an unusual bike

Bike OWNER October 29, 2013 at 2:16 PM

@Fount it
It’s my wife’s bike. Thanks for your diligent investigation!! I looked at that listing and got all flustered myself, but I’m fairly sure it’s not that quick of a turn around, plus what @nytemuvr mentioned.
Just keep your eyes out Claycord! We can arrange a reward!

Mike October 29, 2013 at 2:17 PM

The cops spotted it by cvs at 2:25 pm. 18 year old male

@ nytemover October 29, 2013 at 2:17 PM

If I remeber correctly from posting on Craigslist, you can go into your ad and edit it at anytime. So if this guy is constantly selling stolen bikes on Craigslist, instead of creating new ads, he can change an existing one to read something different at anytime. Just seems suspicious for that particular color bike with whitewalls to be on Craigslist on Sunday night. It is an unusual bike

Bike OWNER October 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM

@Mike Details?? Today?

Skull October 29, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Bike has been recovered and a suspect in custody Around 20 minutes ago in front of Staples on Treat..

Nick October 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I just caw 3 cop cars with what looks like this bike in the front of Staples on Clayton Rd and Treat Blvd. Looked like someone was in handcuffs. about 2:30.

Hope you get your bike back soon!

Mike October 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

The cop noticed it and said he saw it “on the internet”, thus he must read claycord

nytemuvr October 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM

@Forget the current store! #10
I don’t think you can do that, it only stays on CL for a week then you have to “re-up” it. They might have changed it though, haven’t sold anything on there for a while, you may be right. Sounds like they got the guy at least.

Jack October 29, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Registering does little good, bikes are a low priority, many are stolen each day and few are found and fewer are given back to owners. Just ask any college student, they have had one or more stolen and none have made it back, even though all were registered. Good luck.

VikingPrincess October 29, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I hope you find asap. It is a lovely bike. I will keep my eyes peeled

VikingPrincess October 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Sorry I responded thinking bike may not be recovered. I thought maybe mayor may make comment when confirmed. If recovered…I am happy for you and your lovely wife. If not we will find!

Bike OWNER October 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Turns out the description didn’t match up perfectly and they didn’t have a serial number to check at the time so CPD let the guy go at the scene yesterday.
Thank you all for keeping your eyes out!

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