Monday, November 27, 2017

Watch a bike theft in progress on 3rd Street



An EVG reader shared this surveillance video from early Saturday morning... showing a man (with a lookout) cut through two locks with a portable angle grinder and leave with a bike on Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... (the bike owner filed a police report and shared the footage, minus the musical accompaniment ...)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the sound track. Makes it even sweeter. Ha.

Anonymous said...

Hey the thieves have their own alphabet city retail outlet now! Dash on down to the shop and buy your bike back piece by piece.

Giovanni said...

That’s both sad and hilarious at the same time. Now all I want for a Christmas is a video of Trump being a perp walked out of the White House to the tune of “It’s the end of the world as we know it “

Anonymous said...

Same thing happened last year about this time on 2nd St. and 1st ave. Grinder and 2 man operation, one was pretending to sweep the sidewalk on the corner as lookout. Cameras recorded the guy with portable grinder taking a bike that was parked out front, owned by a real nice kid who saved all his chore money to buy it and the lock. Please watch out for these guys, they deserve the worst.

Anonymous said...

@Giovanni - You may get to settle for Kushner being indicted. Live footage of uncomfortable lawyers hustling around and Tony Bennett singing "The Best Is Yet To Come"

Anonymous said...

Sadly, if they go to the 9th Pct they will not even fill out a report unless you insist and really force them to. You know, because that that make their Comstat numbers go up.

Anonymous said...

I remember a delivery guy dashed on down and actually had to buy it back from the dirty thief.

afbp said...

this is their living--the same two stole my bike from in front of THE BEAN (as i watched from inside) (not interested in fighting/arguing for a bike) (THE BEAN graciously offered their security tape).......

Anonymous said...

That’s quite an operation. No eye protection that I could see, though.

Anonymous said...

Wow they stole the chain and lock also.

DrGecko said...

Whoa! A portable angle grinder. I've got two portable drills, but not one of these. Gotta get me one.

Anonymous said...

What a Dishonest way to get by. I'll say this. Live by the angle grinder die by the angle grinder.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Brazen.

CDS said...

These two need to be stopped. Probably the same two that stole my bike on 4th between 1st and A. It was only there about 45 minutes and was chained. It seems like this is happening a lot in our neighborhood.

Do they really have a store now?

Al Cabal said...

How expensive is a GPS tag for your bike? Howzmabout planting nasty sabotaged bikes around to be stolen?

Anonymous said...

Al Cabal, you're always full of good ideas. It would serve them so right.

Giovanni, just how often do you think about Trump? It's not healthy.

Anonymous said...

@Al Cabal -

Neither GPS or sabotage works because the bikes are immediately broken down into parts. For really expensive bikes maybe because then the operation is tempted by the quick sale in some other borough.

Donnie Moder said...

Stealing someone's bike off the street is incredibly disgusting. Most people who leave it on the street aren't very wealthy at all, they are riding around on a bike to get around and can'take bring it in overnight for C's sake.

JQ LLC said...

These two are piles of shit. It's alarming that it takes less than 2 minutes to steal it. I wonder what kind of bike it was and lock was used. I fear that scumbags will see this video and get the same idea, but it's certain they already have.

Good point about people leaving bikes out because of ones economic status. Commercial garages are actually charging 12 bucks an hour to park it in there. And a lot of bike commuters don't live in towers with amenities like a bike room.

Anonymous said...

I have had my bike's front tire stolen more times than I care to remember but a couple of nights ago someone stole my 9 year old's front tire on the corner of 4th and B. It feels especially low to steal something off of a kid's bike and annoying because it's not cheap or easy to have it repaired.