Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Stolen Bike

I'm John.  First of all, thank you for coming to this site and for reading.  I hope you have 10 minutes of your time to spare to read through this page.

This site is dedicated to my bike, a 2013 Specialized Sirrus.  It is a sky blue bike, with a blue bell and black bar ends sticking out of the handle bars.

2013 Specialized Sirrus - Sky Blue - with a blue bell and black bar ends

On June 25th, at 10:24AM, it was stolen from the US Bank Plaza bike rack at the corner of 2nd Ave and 5th St in downtown Minneapolis.

I have filed a report with the police, including the bike's serial number.  I have also contacted local bike and pawn shops to see if my bike was brought in, but to no avail.

Now, I'm turning to the power of the Web.  With your help, the reader, I am hoping to spread the image of my bike around Minneapolis in hopes of finding it.  I also want to spread another image, that of the suspect.

The man pictured, paced around the bike rack for approximately 5 minutes before leaving  with  my bike.

Below, are two short films both derived from security footage I was able to obtain.  The first film shows the moment my bike was stolen.  The second film titled "My Stolen Bike," shows the entire unedited footage, with a step by step analysis of the crime.  Please watch and share.

The moment my bike was stolen.

"My Stolen Bike"

Thank you again for visiting.  Please share this site and the short film "My Stolen Bike."