Mother's stolen cargo bike her only transportation

Credit: Tanya Barham

Mother's stolen cargo bike her only transportation

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Posted on August 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 8:25 AM

PORTLAND -- A single mother’s cargo bike was stolen from Southeast Portland Saturday night and she released surveillance video to help track it down.

The bicycle is Tanya Barham’s only means of transportation.

Video from the Multnomah County Building on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard shows two men milling around her bike at about the same time it was swiped at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to see the video

The Christiania Cargo Trike was imported from Denmark and Barham has had it for years. It has a front cargo area attached, but it's missing its bicycle seat.

She said she and her daughter use it every day.

“Everything that I do, whether it's shopping, whether it's taking her to school, whether it's getting to work, it's all on the bike,” Barham said.

She posted the photos on BikePortland.org, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Craigslist. Anyone with information about the bike was asked to call Portland police.

According to BikePortland.org, the cargo trike was also stolen in October, 2012, and two men chased down the thief to recover it.

Click for the latest updates from Barham's Craigslist post

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