Thieves nab $200,000 worth of bikes from Florida shop

Men take two minutes to ride off with fleet of carbon fiber Stradalli bikes

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The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video (click to enlarge).

Talk about your fast moving bikes. Last weekend in Pompano Beach, Florida, a gang of thieves busted into the Stradalli Cycle bike shop and made off with 60 bikes, retail value approximately $200,000. Model prices ranged from $2000-$12,000, though these thugs didn’t seem to care about cost, carelessly hucking the bikes into the back of a truck derailleur hangers be damned.

It took four men and a 5-foot crowbar to break get the back door open.

It took four men and a 5-foot crowbar to break the back door open (click to enlarge).

“They knew exactly where they were coming for,” said Tom Stradalli of Stradalli Cycle in a report published on CBSMiami.com, adding that it took four men and a 5-foot crowbar to break get the back door open, which had three separate locks on it. “They ripped up the deadbolt completely out,” added Stradalli.

The thieves targeted only high value bikes.

The thieves targeted only high value bikes (click to enlarge).

All this action was captured on surveillance cameras, which can be seen in the stunning video below. Once the door was breached, nine men flooded into the shop, focusing their attention on high dollar bikes. It took just two minutes to grab the bikes and take off.

Stradalli is a direct-to-consumer cycling brand that offers a full array of road and mountain bikes.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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