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Thieves swipe Urban Arrow cargo bikes from van on way to CABDA West

Published January 14, 2019

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves stole the contents of a rental cargo van including two cargo bikes and materials on the way to the CABDA West show this weekend.

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Ed Rae, the North American agent for Urban Arrow, said the trailer was broken into in a hotel parking lot in Vallejo, California. He said it appears an attempt was made to steal the van; when that failed, all the contents were taken. They are valued at about $15,000.

One of the cargo bikes stolen is the Cargo L model, the only one of its type in North America. The other bike is a Family model, one of only a handful in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are Bosch-equipped bikes that retail for $6,000 each. Also stolen were some parts and accessories, booth backdrops, roller banners, flags and similar items.

Frame numbers:
Cargo L UAMM170930
Family UAMM170599

Both stolen bikes have white frames. 

Rae said the vehicle used in the theft was an older-model, white-ish Chevrolet pickup with a camper top. A police report was filed with Vallejo police. 

"These bikes are utterly distinctive and not typical stolen bikes, so thieves will have a hard time moving them," Rae said. "Please be on the lookout, either in shops or online."

Rae can be reached at 503-703-7626.

The UrbanArrow Family model.
Topics associated with this article: CABDA

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