Have you seen this bike?

Hoboken burglaries not limited to apartments

As we’ve previously mentioned – Hoboken burglaries are up already in 2012. But the crime uptick (which is likely because of the smaller police force due to contractual ineptitude at city hall) isn’t just limited to homes.

Hoboken411 reader Peter is wondering if anyone has seen his bike rolling around town. Call Hoboken Police at (201)420-2100 if you know where it is.

“I returned home on the PATH this evening and my bicycle had been stolen. I have filed a report with the transit police, but I was hoping that you might post a picture of my bicycle so that if it is seen people may report the stolen bike. I have attached a picture. This is the second bike taken from the PATH. I had a Kryptonite Cord and U-Lock on the bike and it was locked up near the bike lanes this morning at 9:45am until I came home from the city around midnight.

It is a white MotoBecane Phantom Uno, fixed gear bicycle. The frame is white with black handlebars and black seat. It is worth a lot to me and I would like to see it again.”

More on Hoboken Burglaries

Here’s a network news story that ran recently regarding the rash of burglaries.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

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5 Comments on "Have you seen this bike?"

OpenEyes
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OpenEyes

I had my bike stolen near the path. Neighbors have had their bikes stolen from their basement and I have been told many people have that problem
I do not ride my bike in Hoboken anymore . too much traffic and too many bike thieves.
“Common City problem”

ps it only cost 250

jonsie
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jonsie

Ah ha! I finally figured out what the bike lanes are for! Escape routes for bike burglars. Now it all makes sense! :mrgreen: [quote comment=”213533″]I had my bike stolen near the path. Neighbors have had their bikes stolen from their basement and I have been told many people have that problem I do not ride my bike in Hoboken anymore . too much traffic and too many bike thieves. “Common City problem”ps it only cost 250[/quote]

geedee
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geedee

What amazes me is that thieves haven’t gone after the bikes that are locked with the weakest, cheapest locks. Some of the bikes I’m talking about are really nice and coveted. I feel really bad for this guy.

And I don’t think it’s necessarily correct to immediately link this to the burglary problem in Hoboken. Heavily-protected college campuses and small cities with good police protection face the problem of bike theft as well.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

peter..just my opinion..regardless of what queen b thinks ,hoboken is not a bike town.Fool me once their fault twice is your fault..Take the bus to the path or a taxi and leave the bike home.These bandits are good,real good…no matter what type of lock you use,The difference in you and little lordfauntlery is the prince can ride his huffy directly,into his office..You must learn for you lost 1000.00 work of bikes.You can venture where that bike is if you choose to investigate..I lost three radiios years ago ..They used spark plugs to hit the rear window..Jersey transit is a joke..hope you find it. 🙄

camel2
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camel2

Why would anyone target that bike in particular? Is it extra expensive? Looks ordinary to me.

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