BikeShopHub.com recieved a less-than-warm welcome to Tucson.
The mail-order business that relocated from Flagstaff to Tucson this weekend was greeted by the theft of their $5,000 bike rack and art piece a mere three hours after unloading it.
BikeShopHub.com owner Josh Lipton said the rack took eight people to move and weighs about 1,000 pounds.
The theft occurred sometime between 5 and 5:45 p.m. last night.
“It was amazing to us that someone could get enough guys to get it in a truck,” Lipton said.
He said several scrappers had come by to dig in the dumpster and he heard someone ask is the rack was available. Lipton said they intended to lock up before they left for the day.
Eventually the rack was going to be bolted into the ground outside of their new warehouse on Flowing Wells Road.
Lipton went to the nearest scrap metal recycling center and asked if they had seen it. According to the people at the recycling center, if it turns up, it will likely be in pieces.
Lipton said he isn’t letting the theft sour his thoughts on Tucson and said everything else about the move has gone as smoothly as possible.
You can read more about BikeShopHub.com here.