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if you are familair with London it was a bike parking area in Sycamore St. Which is on the corner of Old Street and Goswell Street.
It had a disc lock on it and of course the steering lock and immobiliser, but i'm told the modus operandi is to pull a transit van up to the bike, poke a scaffold tube through the front wheel and lift the wheel off the ground.
Two men then just drag the bike up a ramp into the van, and they're off! Takes about 20 seconds, top.
it was only after the event that i noticed the area has no CCTV on the bays, and there are pull up chain bolts in the ground. Although these were pretty much covered in leaves and crud.
I think you are lucky to live in a country where the police actually care!
I reported the theft at 6.00pm on Thursday
I got a letter through the post Saturday morning stating that they would not be pursuing the case any further. They must have spent all of - oh, thirty seconds - thinking that one over.
To be honest though, i didn't expect anything other than that response.
on the bright side. What next? Another Speedy, new Street Triple R, or a Tuono
i know my last post sounded like it was a dig at the police. it wasn't. i am just realistic enough to know that not much could have been done with so little to go on. However.....
i got a call last night to tell me it had been found!
a biker saw the front end of it poking out from behind a skip in an alleyway. Thought it was suspicious, and called the police.
The bike had been used as transport in a smash n grab raid, and has suffered some damage, as well as the broken steering lock and ignition barrel.
it has been taken to forensics and i should get a call in a couple of days.
somewhat rbolstering my faith in fellow bikers, the police, and mankind in general.
Well, except insurance companies. i have yet to deal with them
Thats brilliant news! - as soon as I read your initial post I thought its likely oging ot be used in a smash and grab. Youve probably guessed Im met plod myself and everytime there is one of these it seems triples are the getaway veh of choice!..
Hope it all goes well with the insurers..
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