Appeal for stolen bike

Banbury Cake: Appeal for stolen bike Appeal for stolen bike

Thieves stole a £1,000 bike, pictured above, from outside a gym.

The Carrera Banshee mountain bike was taken from energie Banbury in Middleton Road between 6.15pm and 7.20pm on Tuesday.

Owner Yasser Malik said he was planning on using it in a charity ride, adding: “It was a very unique custom one-off mountain bike which had my name on it. A lot of time and effort went into making the bike what it is.”

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police on 101.

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5:01pm Thu 30 Aug 12

brackley bob says...

There’s a professional gang going round the county stealing bikes.
They wait in car parks (for the owners to lock them up and walk away) then cut through bike locks and are gone in seconds.
It’s happening here in Bicester too.
There’s a professional gang going round the county stealing bikes. They wait in car parks (for the owners to lock them up and walk away) then cut through bike locks and are gone in seconds. It’s happening here in Bicester too. brackley bob
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10:27pm Thu 30 Aug 12

SamSpinx says...

brackley bob wrote:
There’s a professional gang going round the county stealing bikes.
They wait in car parks (for the owners to lock them up and walk away) then cut through bike locks and are gone in seconds.
It’s happening here in Bicester too.
The only hope is two locks of different types to enhance the challenge. A solid D-lock and a heavy chain with a robust case hardened lock, but that weighs a ton to carry.

Not that it really matters.

During April I broke the combination lock on my push bike, also costing £1000, whilst popping through Oxford City Centre, outside TigerLilly / Argos area, locked to a bicycle stand.

Out of options, I searched through my bag for my tool kit and used a large screw driver to dismantle and prise the lock apart. Numerous people gave me sideways looks, and I'm sure that area will be covered by CCTV. No one said a thing, took me about 15 minutes to remove it and ride away.
[quote][p][bold]brackley bob[/bold] wrote: There’s a professional gang going round the county stealing bikes. They wait in car parks (for the owners to lock them up and walk away) then cut through bike locks and are gone in seconds. It’s happening here in Bicester too.[/p][/quote]The only hope is two locks of different types to enhance the challenge. A solid D-lock and a heavy chain with a robust case hardened lock, but that weighs a ton to carry. Not that it really matters. During April I broke the combination lock on my push bike, also costing £1000, whilst popping through Oxford City Centre, outside TigerLilly / Argos area, locked to a bicycle stand. Out of options, I searched through my bag for my tool kit and used a large screw driver to dismantle and prise the lock apart. Numerous people gave me sideways looks, and I'm sure that area will be covered by CCTV. No one said a thing, took me about 15 minutes to remove it and ride away. SamSpinx
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