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pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 5:17pm
by agilhespy
lost in Leicestershire

Small, Dave Yates, custom-built, light touring bike. Frame number 8601.
Distinctive candy pink colour frame with pale blue outlines on the lugs (frame joints)
And “D Y” engraved on the forks and seat stays. Frame is mostly Reynolds 531 steel tubing.
The frame has probably been post code stamped “E5 0AY” on the bottom bracket.
Frame size about 50cm.

Campag triple chain ring groupset (Athena and Chorus).
Hand built wheels.
Black, distinctive “ISM” saddle with two-pronged nose.

There is a reward of £1000. No questions asked.
So, if you see someone with it then stop them and have £500 each.
Three people will be very happy.

anne

Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 21 Jan 2020, 9:34pm
by 9494arnold
Can't help with the Theft however, your Ad is committing a Criminal Offence, Contrary to Section 23 Theft Act 1968 . (And the CTC are technically too) advertising for return 'no questions asked'
I know it's bizarre but there you go.
Retired Police officer here ( I will not be making any formal report, I share your pain on the loss of what sounds like a carefully considered machine .

Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 24 Jan 2020, 10:53am
by Darkman
Can't help with the Theft however, your Ad is committing a Criminal Offence, Contrary to Section 23 Theft Act 1968 . (And the CTC are technically too) advertising for return 'no questions asked'

Explain? How is "I just want my bike back" a criminal offence?

Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 24 Jan 2020, 1:47pm
by dim
9494arnold wrote:Can't help with the Theft however, your Ad is committing a Criminal Offence, Contrary to Section 23 Theft Act 1968 . (And the CTC are technically too) advertising for return 'no questions asked'
I know it's bizarre but there you go.
Retired Police officer here ( I will not be making any formal report, I share your pain on the loss of what sounds like a carefully considered machine .


the Police here in Cambridge don't do anything when a bike is stolen ... they don't even look at CCTV footage and say that they are understaffed

yet, slap a policeman and 50 police cars arrive within minutes with the fire brigade and swat team

a good way to recover your stolen bike is to advertise a reward on sites such as facebook

there's also this site that scans all of gumtree and all of ebay and other classified sites:

http://findthatbike.co.uk/

Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 24 Jan 2020, 2:10pm
by 9494arnold
It's the " no questions asked" element with the reward.
It's a Criminal Offence. Mad I know but there you go. Please don't shoot the messenger ,I l summary execution is a suitable reward for stealing bikes .

Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 24 Jan 2020, 3:25pm
by Vorpal
Darkman wrote:
Can't help with the Theft however, your Ad is committing a Criminal Offence, Contrary to Section 23 Theft Act 1968 . (And the CTC are technically too) advertising for return 'no questions asked'

Explain? How is "I just want my bike back" a criminal offence?

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/196 ... stolen-etc

Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 5:32pm
by lescargo
Bike thieves?
Same as stealing a cowboy's horse!
A lynching job!!