Stolen bikes in Hoboken

What do you do about stolen bikes in Hoboken?

Bikes are a hot commodity in town these days. I suspect there are hundreds of stolen bikes a year. Even with the stolen bike ring thwarted last year – the crimes still persist on a regular basis. Like local resident Sean, who recently had his bike nicked – and wonders the best way to handle the situation in hopes of getting it back.

“Lived in Hoboken for three years. I had my bike stolen on 9th and Washington last night. Other than filing a police report, which I did, what is the best way of trying to track this thing down? As this probably happens often in Hoboken – my assumption is that the police department really doesn’t put too much effort into locating bikes (I could be wrong). I’m sure some people have had success recovering bikes, through vigilante investigations, etc. I’m looking on craigslist right now too. Any other tips or suggestions on how one might get their bike back?

It had a black frame, blue front tire, white back tire, and white seat.

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7 Comments on "Stolen bikes in Hoboken"

doublestrollermom
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doublestrollermom

I’ve been dying to see someone riding my yellow trek around town. It was very rare and I’ve been heartbroken over it for some time. My idiot neighbor left our garage open and when I came home one day it was gone.

Wish I knew about registering it 🙁

Sphynx
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Sphynx

You can register your bike with the PD. You can register with http://www.myassettag.com/bike/ and http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com.

You should at least spend about 10% of the cost of your bike on the lock. You should use two different types of locks. Don’t like a $1000.00 bike up with a cheap lock from CVS. I have seen it happen.

My cheap bike is registered with Bike Guard and the local PD. If it is stolen, and recovered by the police, I will have no problem proving it is mine.

joey maxim
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joey maxim

bikes have been stolen since when ever all over the world. Most of the bikes are stripped and or repainted,such as cars in chop shops.. Locks are not a problem with using a/c gas and wire clippers.. Hoboken was never a bike town..You take your chances..1000.00 for a mountain bike? chitttttttttttttttttttt…People just don’t learn. its a shame to waste good money on bikes and a pity that young kids get their bikes stolen..this is society..good luck.[quote comment=”221303″]You can register your bike with the PD. You can register with and .You should at least spend about 10% of the cost of your bike on the lock. You should use two different types of locks. Don’t like a $1000.00 bike up with a cheap lock from CVS. I have seen it happen.My cheap bike is registered with Bike Guard and the local PD. If it is stolen, and recovered by the police, I will have no problem proving it is mine.[/quote]

hoboken0226
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hoboken0226

you should report it to the police because if they are caught stealing other bikes, then maybe your bike can be found. I have twice witnessed people stealing bikes on my block 5th and Bloomfield and have called the police on both occasions with description. They were caught both times as per what the police told me. What happens to the bikes though? Do they stay at the police station waiting for others to call the police to report their bikes stolen? Am sure Hoboken police weren’t knocking on the building where I reported the bikes stolen asking people if they want their bikes back and I have yet to see the bikes so not sure if the cops just hold on to them waiting on people to file a report??

paulhoboken2
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paulhoboken2

I have a friend who had her bike stolen. She saw a guy riding it in Hoboken. She followed the guy and when he stopped and locked up the bike on Washington street she called the cops. The cops confiscated the bike but because she did not have the ability to prove she was the original owner, getting the bike back took months. She competes in Triathlons so I am certain the bike was not cheap. I guess the lesson is know your serial number and keep the original receipt for purchase of the bike. [quote comment=”221251″]you should report it to the police because if they are caught stealing other bikes, then maybe your bike can be found. I have twice witnessed people stealing bikes on my block 5th and Bloomfield and have called the police on both occasions with description. They were caught both times as per what the police told me. What happens to the bikes though? Do they stay at the police station waiting for others to call the police to report their bikes stolen? Am sure Hoboken police weren’t knocking on the building where I reported the bikes stolen asking people if they want their bikes back and I have yet to see the bikes so not sure if the cops just hold on to them waiting on people to file a report??[/quote]

homeworld
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The quote the Hoboken cop when my neighbor asked what we should do about the burglar that broke into our building: “Move out of Hoboken immediately.”

OhBoy
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OhBoy

Maybe buying another bike is a better use of time.

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