Bikes a hot (stolen) commodity in Hoboken

Hoboken bikes getting nicked more frequently!

Hoboken411 reader Ben was the unfortunate victim of yet another bike theft in Hoboken (food for thought: maybe the bike lanes encourage more thieves to come to town since we’re so publicly “bike friendly?”)

“I live on near of 6th and Willow. I had my bicycle locked securely in the back hallway of my building and just saw that it was stolen. This must have happened within the past twenty-four hours.

Please get the word out that if someone is seen riding a green Cannondale road bike that looks a bit small, it is most likely stolen seeing as I have never seen another one around here.

It looks almost exactly identical to this picture.”

7 Responses

  1. diggles112 says:

    Same exact situation. Bike in the back of my apt. building was stolen yesterday around 5pm. My neighbor even saw the person leaving and had description. Male late 30’s, dark skin, with glasses and overweight. If anyone see’s a silver Fuji Absolute with a carbon fiber fork (front end) please let me know. 😥

    • xxrjxx says:

      Does anyone else see the irony in a fat person stealing a bike?[quote comment=”217240″]Same exact situation. Bike in the back of my apt. building was stolen yesterday around 5pm. My neighbor even saw the person leaving and had description. Male late 30′s, dark skin, with glasses and overweight. If anyone see’s a silver Fuji Absolute with a carbon fiber fork (front end) please let me know. [/quote]

      • Sphynx says:

        Bikes are often stolen to be traded for drugs. That is why sometimes beater bikes are stolen, the junkie doesn’t care if is good bike or cr*p bike, they just need fix.[quote comment=”217248″]Does anyone else see the irony in a fat person stealing a bike?[/quote]

  2. jtl says:

    I had *TWO* bikes stolen from my garage last weekend sometime between Saturday (midnight) and Monday morning. Jefferson between 7th and 8th.

    Both were Schwinn bikes. One men’s, one women’s. The women’s bike was a lime greenish color.

    The thief must have gone in after someone left the garage, but before the garage door had time to close.

    The month prior, someone else had their bike stolen from our garage as well.

  3. Sphynx says:

    I recommend registering your bike at the police department, if stolen bikes are recovered they can return the bike, other wise the bikes get auctioned off.

    Also you can get a free asset tag from http://www.myassettag.com/bike/.

    I have see how many people lock their bikes, and if their bike don’t get stolen (or wheels and seat) it is just dumb lock. I saw on blue bike by the downtown CVS, and because of how they locked the bike (with on of the best locks in market) the still had a frame but the wheels and seat was gone.

  4. palcamo says:

    Looks like Friday 9/14 was a big day for bike thefts — mine was stolen from inside the garage at 15th and Bloomfield between 2-5 pm. Lock was cut.

  5. Sphynx says:

    Not to be cocky, mine has not been stolen even when parked and locked outside overnight. But I use an ulock and krypto cable lock on my cheapie huffy.

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