BOLO Alert: White 2009 LeMond Reno stolen off Metro 222 bus in Hollywood

Just got word that a bike was stolen off a Metro bus on Hollywood Boulevard Wednesday night.

Stolen Lam LeMond

I’ll let the bike’s owner, popular LA cyclist Johnny Lam, describe what happened.

It was stolen off the 222 Metro bus line heading Eastbound on Hollywood Blvd at 8:40PM.  The theif lifted it off at the bus stop on Ivar Ave and Hollywood Blvd and rode southbound on Ivar Ave.  By the time I saw it happen, I could only see that he was wearing a backwards baseball cap and was pedaling away with my bike around the corner.  The bus driver was honking and people on the bus was yelling, “the bike”.

It was a 2009 Lemond Reno 51cm.  They can email me at johnny.m.lam@gmail.com or contact Detective Savedra at (323) 563-5000 at the LA Sheriffs referencing case #913-06822-6874-386.

Keep your eyes open, especially if you see a similar bike listed on Craigslist or some other online forum, or see a bike on the street that matches the description.

Let’s get this one back.

And catch the son of a bitch who stole it while we’re at it.

11 comments

  1. Johnny says:

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Fat boss says:

    That’s why when I bring my bike on the Orange Line I lock up my front wheel to the down tube, and sit at the front of the bus.

    Good luck

  3. Margaret says:

    Sorry to read this. For an expanded Craigslist search, use Searchtempest.com to, “Search multiple craigslist cities, eBay, Oodle and Amazon all at once…”

  4. JD says:

    Quick disconnect the brake cables and saddle and take the saddle with you, or run lock through the chainring and and the frame making it un-rideable. Bus video cameras should show enough to identify the thief.

    • Johnny says:

      Great suggestions. Will keep that in mind for future usage. The Sheriff said they’ll try to locate the bus I was on and see if they can get videos of the theft.

  5. D. D. Syrdal says:

    What a heartbreak, I hope the bike is recovered.

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