Saw bike as mine stolen online today

Discussion in 'Stolen Bikes' started by lenkasobie, 21 Jan 2018.

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  1. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    I hope you get somewhere with this , but don't hold you breath waiting for police to help ,my GF had her bike nicked , got the photos off gum tree, photos of her on it , frame number , registered with police , two very identifiable mods , Cops , ..... Not enough evidence ?
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    London, UK
    you didn't go to get it? was it expensive bike?
     
  3. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Assuming the seller is who she says she is then she's unlikely to be a thief. She's got far too much information in the public domain. I'm looking at her linkedin page right now. She has a pretty good job.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    London, UK
    Travel and expenses coordinator a good job? not sure mate..anyway I don't know what is the story. What I know is that someone is selling a bike which is exactly like mine and I want to know if is mine. Is this so hard to understand? Wouldn't you being in my position?
     
  5. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    Not to expensive , but hard to find a bike that good for the money , as for getting it back , when spotted on gumtree the link was closed , comlplained to gumtree , but they would not release data , as said coppers not interested
     
  6. johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

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    Wales
    If I was in your position "Yes" I would want to find out whether that bike was mine. As said before ,go and have a look at it. and ask the seller if you can take it for a quick test ride. Once out of sight ,check the serial number out to see if it's yours. If it's yours contact the police. If its not , just let the seller know your npt interested after the test ride.
    It will then put your mind at rest.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    not interested? why are they not helpful!!
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    That's all great but she is not replying to me now..said will send photos yesterday and nothing happened. Didn't even read/reply to my message. I am now getting friends to call her as messages go nowhere.
     
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  9. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

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    Richmond ,Surrey
    Bordering on , but it seems there are 20,000 + bikes nicked every year in London , so they target their resousouces ,
     
  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Try *02# followed by a space, then your message, when you send a text message.

    It should let you know if the text has been read, without them knowing.
     
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  11. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I understand, and it must be pretty rubbish having your bike stolen. However, your question about how to identify your bike has been answered (pictures, check front wheel in first instance), so another point of interest is to consider how likely it is that this person is the thief.

    Is it really likely that your bike was stolen by an expenses coordinator for a major Biotech company who is now attempting to sell it for close to RRP? It seems unlikely to me, but then again I know nothing about criminal psychology so I could be wrong.
     
  12. macky

    macky Active Member

    Location:
    Lancs
    I can’t see this being your bike. Same reasons as said plus if it was stolen then a quick £150 would be a more realistic asking price for a quick sale.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    I really "love" how people like to point out this is not my bike.
    I believe that wasn't my question. I can see how this doesn't follow the exact scenario this should usually happen but nerveless a bike identical to mine was advertised 5 days after mine was stolen so if you don't have anything to say in order to help me identify it, why don't you keep it to yourself. Situation is stressful enough.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    London, UK
    Dude as I said I don't know all the story. I saw her bf online as well, I believe he is a student. Or maybe she bought it cheap and selling at better price. I don't know all the story, I want to know but even more I would like to know if this is my bike.
     
  15. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Android phones can do that more straightforwardly by using the Settings menu in the Messaging app and ticking the delivery reports box.
     
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