Bike thief makes off with 10 police bicycles – even law enforcement isn’t safe from bike theft

“This unfortunate event illustrates the brazenness of thieves,” Police laments

Police patrol in Seattle, Washington, USA
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In a showing of pure audacity, a Texas bike thief successfully stole 10 police patrol bicycles from the San Antonio Park Police earlier this month. 

According to KSAT, an ABC news affiliate, the disappearance of the bikes was discovered on the morning of November 6. During a routine inspection of the police bike storage near Brackenridge Park, a San Antonio police officer discovered that a section of the surrounding fencing had been cut, serving as an entry point. Subsequent review of surveillance footage revealed the suspected thief making off with 10 bikes from the storage area.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.