Saw bike as mine stolen online today

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

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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    London, UK
    Yeah no I don't follow, so certain crimes they choose to not investigate? I have to say this doesn't make me feel confident that if some more serious crime would happen to me, I could count on them.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    It was a Facebook message, there is no sign that she read it but than again we all know we can read Facebook message without actually opening it.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    Don't they have like small crimes unit especially for those? My friend had her motorbike vandalised and she said they were on crime scene right away. Now is 9 days after they stole my bike and they were just going to see CCTV. Hope they did, nobody updated me.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    It's not mine, finally got the photos thanks to my friend calling. So on one hand great on other, back to square one.
     
  5. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    If you liked your bike you could consider making her an offer for it.

    Although as others have said, the price is way too high.

    On t'other hand, you have a story to tell her, so she might be inclined to help you.

    For every knacker - and there are plenty - there are far more decent folk.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    Yeah is £500 it's even more expensive than in the shop in 2016, I guess is vintage!
    I am not buying expensive bike never ever again ..my next one will be £30 if it's get stolen..oh well.
     
  7. macky

    macky Active Member

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    People aren’t pointing out “it’s not your bike” they are pointing out that it MOST LIKELY isn’t your bike. The reason being , to stop you jumping in with three feet and digging a very big hole.
    At least you found out it wasn’t yours.
    I’d like to bet your bike is within 10mile of your house even closer if it’s still no front wheel. The local bag head would have took it for a quick fix. It would have been dumped if he couldn’t sell it straight away as he wouldn’t be arsed carrying it.
     
  8. johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    There's thousands of bikes stolen each year. I wonder what actually happens to them.
    At a guess there just simply sold on to unsuspecting buyers.
    There must thousands and thousands of law abiding cyclists out there, riding around on stolen second hand bikes completely oblivious to it.
    In the eyes of the law, a stolen bike is low down on there priorities. Trying to track down a stolen bike is virtually impossible for them, and with there limited resources, and on going emergencies they simply just don't get the time to investigate.
    Looking at the bigger picture though, I bet the accumulated cost of cycle theft would leave us with eye watering amounts of money lost.
     
  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Try and have a look in a property room at any large station.

    Local force passes them onto auction to be sold.
     
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    lenkasobie

    lenkasobie Member

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    Don't quite get it "jumping in with three feet and digging a very big hole" reference. I had to check that. I came here with question how can I tackle that problem so I found comments eh is not yours probably pointless and frustrating.
     
  11. MiK1138

    MiK1138 Über Member

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    Glasgow
    What do you want us to say, you have been advised to go and look at the bike if the front wheel is a replacement there is a good chance it is yours, but if you don't go and look you will never know. Don't go there looking to recover your bike, go there as a potential buyer, even if you think after looking that it is your bike don't confront the seller go to the police at that point.
     
  12. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    As this particular line of enquiry has not borne fruit, as posted by the OP, we're closing this thread.

    @lenkasobie feel free to post another thread should you need any more advice and consider posting a wanted ad if you're looking for another bike on a budget, someone may well have something for you.
     
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