The Bike Thief

I’ve had my bike stolen, twice. It was quite the calamity considering I was too young to drive and almost everyone of my friends lived within biking distance from me. It always baffled me how someone was able to get in and out of our side yard without anyone noticing. A bike is not something you can easily conceal. Whoever it was had to either ride off with it or throw it in the back of a truck. Either way, did no one recognize my metallic, ice blue Giant mountain bike?

Had iPhones been around at the time when some thief was ridding away with my bike, Nextdoor could have been beneficial. Nextdoor is a social network for your neighborhood and community. It allows you to communicate with people around you, whether it’s about a break-in, block party, lost dog or babysitter. It’s a great way to spread and share information quickly with those around you. It’s also a great way to get to know the people who live around you.

Say someone had been driving by the crime scene in front of my house, but they weren’t exactly sure who lived there. A quick message or photo could have been sent through Nextdoor, alerting the community that a innocent 13-year-old girl’s bike was being stolen. If I sound bitter, I am.

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