Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

JaneC
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Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby JaneC » 17 Mar 2009, 8:26pm

Last Saturday my much loved Thorn Raven bike was stolen from Millenium Square in Bristol.
It is dark red, compact frame, drop handle bars, black brooks saddle, rohloff hub gear, quite a small frame (I'm 5'4")
Its quite unusual so if anyone see one please let me know. I'm desperate to get it back
email is jane.chapman@blueyonder.co.uk

Jane

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby diapason » 17 Mar 2009, 9:00pm

Sorry to hear of your loss, Jane. Just wondering (I've not been up there fir a while) is there CCTV coverage which may have picked up the thief?

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby JaneC » 18 Mar 2009, 6:41am

Yes, the CCTV caught the thieves walking away this the bike(s). Another one was stolen at the same time a green Saracen mountain bike.
Police havn't looked at it yet - still waiting to allocate an officer to it.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby diapason » 18 Mar 2009, 2:03pm

Can you go to the media -Points West etc - and use that to put pressure on the police to act quickly? If the CCTV pictures are clear, then they may well recognise the thieves - easy open and shut case for them. Publicity also will make it harder for the thieves to sell an fairly distinctive bike.

Good luck,

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby divdull » 26 Jun 2009, 7:07pm

Hi Jane. Just sent a message regarding a suspicious bike on ebay. Dave.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby geedels » 30 Jun 2009, 2:47pm

Hi Jane,
There is no doubt that it is your beautiful bike on Ebay. Description fits exactly, I was considering bidding for it and had a nasty feeling and wanted to check it out. I did a Google search for Stolen Thorn Bike and found this site.
Bidding ends on Wednesday night so I think you need to act fast.
Good luck.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby diapason » 30 Jun 2009, 5:07pm

Can you put in a huge bid to make sure you win it, then go to collect it with Mr Plod and proof of ownership? Good luck, Jane - let us know what happens.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby diapason » 30 Jun 2009, 5:13pm

Looking at his feedback profile, he sells a lot of gadgets. He also sold another bike recently - a Trek - similarly poorly described.Is there a way of 'phoning Ebay to alert them to this?

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby diapason » 30 Jun 2009, 5:16pm

Answered my own question - this may help:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/safetycentre/la ... ement.html

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby Mick F » 30 Jun 2009, 8:34pm

I wonder if JaneC is still checking into this forum.
Last post was mid March, and she only made two.

Did anybody email her?
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby diapason » 30 Jun 2009, 11:01pm

Mick F wrote:I wonder if JaneC is still checking into this forum.
Last post was mid March, and she only made two.

Did anybody email her?


Done now,

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby leftpoole » 1 Jul 2009, 8:21am

EBAY LISTING NOW 250451392817 looks very iffy and it is a Bristol seller with poor Feedback rating.
I have informed Jane of this by email but if someone has her telephone number please call her!
John.

PS Called Jane with no reply. Will try again later.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby divdull » 1 Jul 2009, 9:11am

I sent a message to Jane days ago, but she was away. Thorn Bikes informed her yesterday (by phone) and it is being investigated.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby leftpoole » 1 Jul 2009, 9:13pm

Hello all,
Great news. Jane just got in touch. The Police have recovered the bike, and it is hers! The Police also have a 'suspect!
John.

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Re: Stolen - Thorn Raven with Rohloff

Postby Mick F » 1 Jul 2009, 9:28pm

What a result!
Fantastic!
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