pink dave yates stolen -please look out

agilhespy
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pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby agilhespy » 13 Jul 2019, 5:17pm

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
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9494arnold
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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby 9494arnold » 21 Jan 2020, 9:34pm

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 .

Darkman
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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby Darkman » 24 Jan 2020, 10:53am

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?

dim
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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby dim » 24 Jan 2020, 1:47pm

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/

9494arnold
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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby 9494arnold » 24 Jan 2020, 2:10pm

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 .

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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby Vorpal » 24 Jan 2020, 3:25pm

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
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lescargo
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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby lescargo » 23 Feb 2020, 5:32pm

Bike thieves?
Same as stealing a cowboy's horse!
A lynching job!!

disherwood
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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby disherwood » 9 Sep 2020, 10:33pm

Vorpal wrote:
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

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I think you should leave the police experience behind....... That was yesteryear.... Don't think your comment is necessary or helpful and given the pressure the police are under they wouldn't be interested in your comment either

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Re: pink dave yates stolen -please look out

Postby greyingbeard » 11 Sep 2020, 9:04am

Id make the grand conditional, dont give it to the tea leaf, unless you fancy his mates coming around to take their turn