Stolen Voodoo

Discussion in 'Stolen Bikes' started by Plutocrat, 18 Apr 2010.

  1. Plutocrat

    Plutocrat New Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    Hi All,

    This is my first post, so please bear with me a little please.

    I have just had my Voodoo Bantu stolen (last Thursday) from my local train station. It was locked using a Magnum Plus 305 (Sold Secure Gold rated) lock and locked directly in sight of CCTV of the station.

    I have it insured via Cycle guard and I registered the lock and got 1 years theft cover on that too... My house insurance only covers up £250.00 quid..

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of either of these with regards to claiming for thefts. If so could you offer any advice and/or share your experience please....

    Im not hearing good stuff about cycle guard so am a bit concerned to say the least.....sigh...

    Thanks guys

    I am still absolutely gutted. :smile::sad::smile::sad::angry::sad::biggrin:

    Plutocrat.
     
  2. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    Sorry mate!

    Theft cover from the lock is always a nightmare to claim from - you'll need the broken lock for a start.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Plutocrat

    Plutocrat New Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    Thanks for your reply.

    The lock was stolen too - got back to station to go home and everything was gone.

    I am awaiting the BTP CCTV details, not that it will help that much i'm sure, sigh....

    Plutocrat
     
  4. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    I just looked up your lock and.......it's a cable with steel plates around it! Unfortunately they are as soft as butter - 5 seconds for bolt croppers!

    Sold secure is a useless system that is under review. They don't even use the 2 most effective and widely used tools in their tests: bolt croppers and stubby hydraulic jacks.

    Bolt croppers make light work of ALL cable based locks (like yours) and mini hydraulic jacks are a good way to break D-locks (if there is enough space to get them in).

    Sorry for the bad news.
     
  5. Kr4t0z

    Kr4t0z New Member

    A friend had a similar lock and his bike was stolen too in Nottingham
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Plutocrat

    Plutocrat New Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    My Cycleguard claim has been approved - so I can at least get a replacement....

    Funnily enough there's a Voodoo Bantu for sale on Ebay now..... going very cheap for the quality of the bike....I wonder....
     
  7. Kr4t0z

    Kr4t0z New Member

    Hey Plutocrat,

    I found a Voodoo Bantu just advertised on Gumtree: http://www.gumtree.com/london/24/57910424.html

    You haven't described your bike and was hard for me to decide whether was stolen.

    P.S: I'm not saying it's stolen. I'm just trying to help Plutocrat.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Plutocrat

    Plutocrat New Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    Hi,

    This isn't my stolen bike - but thanks anyway.

    Mine was the 2009 model (currently available in Halfords) and is a Metallic grey/silver colour....
     
  9. derekg

    derekg New Member

    hi plutu

    just out of interest which station was it?
    i ask because i just had my voodoo bantu stolen from brighton station and that was locked with a masterplus 110 cm chain(sold secure gold) and my lock was taken as well. i only assume they cut the lock and intend to use the chain
    i am also insured with E&l insurance still waiting both cctv footage and insurance decision.
     
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