Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Our two bikes were locked to a street sign right in front of Seattle Suttons @ 2154 N. Damen, at the southwest side of Damen. Only one storefront north of The Bristol Restaurant, with a buzzing brunch crowd today. When we went left a friends, our lock was cut and the Republic bike was stolen, cut lock laying on the ground. My wifes curiser left untouched, and a little white BMX bike (with a red sticker on the frame) was left unlocked leaned against the Seattle Suttons brick wall in front of our bikes. It's pretty clear the thief rode this little BMX bike to steal. It was left there after and the BMX bike had clearly been spray painted white, as there were splatters of spray paint around the inner chain guard and stem which were black.
We spoke to a witness named JP. JP was headed to his friends house and walked up on a suspicious looking middle aged guy leaning against the Seattle Sutton building sitting next to his tiny white BMX bike. As he passed the thief (we have a detailed description),the guy/bike is on his left and JP remembers seeing our bikes locked up to the pole to his immediate right. He knew something weird was going on bc the thiefs bike was so out of place, he was awkwardly loitering next to the other two bikes and had a big bag of fruit & other stuff in his hand friends house in front of where the bike was stolen and the theif was present. He said he saw a middle aged guy (we have a description) sitting on the BMX bike looking out at our bikes locked up and he had a bag of fruit in his hand and something else he didn't make out. If anyone has info, this has sentimental value as it was a wedding gift from my wife. Thanks