I ride my Fuji Nevada 1.3 (Dark Brown) mountain bike from my house to the bus stop at Rowland Boulevard. I do not drive a car and I work in San Rafael. Upon arriving at the bus stop at 6:02 a.m. the bus number 171 arrived and I put my bike on the bus rack. There was another bik there, a Cannondale brand. At Ignacio Alameda Del prado bus stop, a couple of passengers requested to get off. No other passengers got off or on the next few bus stops. At San Rafael I got off the bus, and my bike was gone. The other bike was there on the bus rack. Bus driver called Marin Transit, I made an online report to Novato police. The next day I received a call from Marin Transit supervisor stating they will look over the video covering the bus and time. The bike cost me over $600, less than a year old, and since I’m 6-foot 4-inches it had a very high seat. Upon seeing the video one can see the person taking my bike and riding off, perhaps he is known to local police.
I believe this is a new operation theft on a Main Transit bus by unknown persons who might get on the bus in Santa Rosa, watch who puts their bike on, then get off at the following stop. I wonder who else had their bikes taken in this manner?
Marin Transit should have an electronic security device to enable the bike riders to lock and secure their bikes to be operated by the bus driver from inside the bus. I now double chain my bike on the bus.
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