Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
My bike was stolen from the back of our 3 flat. My wife's bike and mine were locked up to the porch fence with the cable lock we've been using since we moved in last year. When I came home Tuesday, I found the cable cut and my bike missing. My wife's bike remained in it's original position, yet unlocked. It could have easily been stolen too, but the thief chose not to take it, although her bike is brand new and is worth far more than my 14 year old Trek.
Our bikes are not in plain view from the street. I find it very curious that someone would go to the trouble of cutting the cable but only stealing one of the bikes. Third, our front gate which provides access to the sidewalk going to the back of the building is almost always locked, however, it appears this wasn't the case the evening it was stolen. Tthe bikes aren't in plain view so it would seem that someone had to notice the gate open, walk behind the house (pretty bold move) to see what they could steal, and either they had a cable cutter handy or would have needed to leave and return with the tool. Regardless, it seems that this happened while I we were home so the thieves were very brazen. In addition to my bike, the bike on the second floor balcony was also stolen. This bike was NOT locked up.