Category Archives: Stolen Bicycle in Venice Beach

Burglary Warning

LAPD issues Hot Prowl Burglary Warning for Venice

LAPD Pacific Area continues to see Hot Prowl (victim is in home) Burglaries. Most occur when residents leave windows or doors open/unlocked. Stolen items include smartphones, laptops, jewelry, car keys, and a garage clicker.

They have issued a directive:
1. LOCK YOUR DOORS/WINDOWS!!
2. Don’t leave valuables unattended near open windows.
3. Install and use an alarm (wireless systems sold online do not require permanent installation).

Four bicycles were reported stolen. Two were left unlocked in a underground parking garage.

1. Lock your bicycles, underground garages are not safe.
2. Lock your bicycle in an area where you can keep an eye on it, thieves continue to bypass some locks.
3. Keep your bicycle’s info (serial #)/picture to give police. Without this info it is difficult to recover stolen property.

#PredictivePolicing locations
Lincoln/Rose
Ocean Front Walk/Rose
Pacific/Brooks
Windward/Riviera
Windward/Park Row
Horizon/Speedway
Venice/Pacific

Special Needs Bicycle Stolen From 12 Year Old in MDR

Via Nixle:

Marina Del Rey Station detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to locate and recover a custom made, electric powered, tandem, fire orange colored bicycle. The bicycle was stolen from the 4200 block of Marina City Drive in Marina Del Rey on November 30, 2013, at 2:32am. The bicycle was donated to a 12-year-old special needs girl by the Make a Wish Foundation.

Special Needs Orange Bicyle Stolen West Los Angeles

The bicycle was being stored at a family friend’s home in Marina Del Rey. Two unidentified men were captured on video surveillance carrying the bicycle over a locked gate at the Marina City Club Condominium complex.
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Beware of Motorcycle Thieves Using Towtruck!

From Karen:

My motorcycle got stolen on Wednesday from my apartment’s parking lot at Brooks and Pacific and I’d like to share the information with the Yo Venice community. The theft looked totally legit, happened in broad daylight, and I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.

Stolen Motorcycle Venice Beach

An official-looking tow truck backed into our parking lot on Park Ct. in the middle of the afternoon and took about 20 minutes to load the (locked) bike onto the back. A neighbor actually saw the tow truck crew taking the bike but had absolutely no reason to be suspicious. Continue reading

Stolen Klein Mantra

From VB:

Bike stolen in Venice last night at 10pm on Washington Blvd right outside of Kifune restaurant.

Stolen Klein Mantra Venice Beach

Was locked to the streetlight for 10 minutes and when I came back outside to leave the bike was gone only leaving my lock cut laying in the spot where the bike was.

Klein full suspension bike, black frame and red forks, white tires, blue handlebars, brown seat. Should be easy to identify.

Reward if found. Email the owner by clicking here!