Bike stolen? Check Sun Tran lost and found
This Benotto was recently reported stolen.
Are you one of the many people who have sent in their stolen bike reports to Tucson Velo, Craigslist or StolenBicycleResigstry.com?
If so, you might want to give a call to Sun Tran’s lost and found office because they might have your bike.
According Bill Hutten, a Sun Tran customer service representative, his office gets numerous bikes turned in that were left on the rack.
He says only about 10 percent of the bikes are ever picked up, the other 90 percent are held at the lost and found for 30 days and then they are turned over to the city, which auctions them off in large lots.
The fact that so few are claimed led Hutten to believe many of them may have been stolen and the thieves just left them on the bus when they were done with them.
Sun Tran doesn’t have the time to document all the serial numbers for each bike brought into their system, but they do take a photo so that when someone calls the customer service representative can look at the photos and try to match the description of the bike.
To find out if your bike is there, call, 520-792-9222 and ask for the lost and found department.