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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.

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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