My bike was in the house when it was stolen . The police still haven't come out. I was in Evans the bike shop today and got chatting to one of the guys who works there he informed their bike store was broken into and bikes stolen the police didn't want to know about the bolt cutters which were left behind.
At the moment I cant settle I keep thinking I'm gonna see my bike and get it back . I'm walking round with the serial number of the bike so i can prove its mine when I see it.
I need to move on and not let these thieving scumbags take over my life.
It is incredible how many people have had their bikes stolen.
dont beat yourself up, Scooter, it's such an invasion when your property is forcibly removed, and it's not surprising you're gutted. Now that cycling has become so "in" there's probably a far greater trade in nicked bikes than previously. Have you looked in the shop in Elephant Road (the little snicket between New Kent Road and Walworth Road just off the North roundabout of the E&C?
Where 0h were are the police on two occasions the police were contacted to report the theft of two expensive motorbikes. These were two seperate incidents which happened today.As yet no contact from the police One of the bikes has now been covered with a cover and the number plate taken off. The people who are doing this are local. The people who these bikes belong to could get them back if the police came out to check them out.
My neighbors were also broken into yesterday. It feels as a community we are on our own and the criminals can do what they want.
It's very frustrating! The police really would go up in my eyes, and the eyes of a lot of local bikers, if they could catch someone. I can't see myself getting another motor bike unless/until I leave SE1. I know it's not the most important crime, but it does undermine my faith in the police generally when they are so uninterested.
Did you read the piece in MCN the other week where someone successfully sued the police for not taking action in enough time to recover her bike? She had her bike nicked, and then shortly afterwards saw it being ridden around the area. She called the police, who were otherwise engaged and couldn't help.
Court eventually ruled that the police should have acted quicker and awarded her compensation (IIRC)
Just returned from a w/e a way . Just to update you the police did come out in the early hours of Friday morning , they uncovered the bike and cut through the chains the thief had put on the bike. The bike was confirmed as stolen, I hope the police are able to prosecute the scumbags.