When people steal from you, it really sucks. And you feel so violated.
This past Sunday (at least I believe it was late Saturday night or early Sunday) a bike thief broke into our secure parking garage and stripped my new bike of components.
And my crank set and pedals? Gone.
I’m just thankful they left the bike and they didn’t take anything else off my other bikes.
The thing that really makes me angry is that they had to plan this. To take my crank set, they had to have special tools. And it would have taken time to do.
And they took the most expensive components off my bike. About $250 worth.
(I only bought the bike for $300, btw.)
So this means the perpetrator had cased the garage and seen my bike and chosen what to steal. And then planned the theft for a quiet time when they had time to work.
Which honestly makes me furious. And frustrated. And sad.
So I contacted the condo office, and posted an alert for my neighbors, and filed a police report.
The condo association was able to pull video footage which captured how the thief entered the structure (cut through a metal mesh ventilation screen between public garage and our secured space). This was shared with the police.
The mesh screen may also have allowed the thief to see into our garage space and see my bike– because of where my car stall is.
Unfortunately the chances of him being caught are probably slim, and I’m almost positive my bike components are long gone. And because of the cost, it doesn’t even make sense for me to file a home owners claim.
So now I’m in the process of ordering replacement parts to make my baby look exactly like it did. The crank set is the hardest to get– it has to come from Japan.