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    Red Brompton stolen from London "Look Mum No Hands" cyclopub [Video of thief]

    Please watch it and share it on facebook, lets find this !@£%$^*&

    http://www.twitvid.com/ZGOBX


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    leaving it outside.....
    unlocked ???

    in this case a real small light cable would probably adverted this already .... Not blaming the vitim here... just an observation.

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    Odd that he had a helmet. Maybe he was trolling for unlocked bikes? Or had a beater and decided to upgrade?

    Might be a good idea to keep an eye out for him in the area. Could be he'll come back.

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    It's a cycle cafe, http://www.lookmumnohands.com/ so he was either cycling there, or more liking came in cyclist drag with the intention of looking inconspicuous while stealing a bike.

    I feel sorry for the owner, but with an estimated 80,000 cycles stolen in London each year, why would anyone leave a valuable cycle unattended in Old Street? Hint, not the most salubrious part of London. Hint 2, bikes are also stolen in the salubrious parts of London.

    (my partner picked up one of these for just such circumstances. Small, light but enough to feel secure in leaving your bike while you order a coffee)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefmcg View Post
    (my partner picked up one of these for just such circumstances. Small, light but enough to feel secure in leaving your bike while you order a coffee)
    Very nice.
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    After watching the video, my impression, like jefmcg's, was that this person was dressed to blend in. Pretty smart if you ask me. You tube is full of videos of people brazenly stealing bikes and no one pays attention. Add a helmet and trouser clip into the mix of the thief's wardrobe and he's golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefmcg View Post
    It's a cycle cafe, http://www.lookmumnohands.com/ so he was either cycling there, or more liking came in cyclist drag with the intention of looking inconspicuous while stealing a bike.

    I feel sorry for the owner, but with an estimated 80,000 cycles stolen in London each year, why would anyone leave a valuable cycle unattended in Old Street? Hint, not the most salubrious part of London. Hint 2, bikes are also stolen in the salubrious parts of London.

    (my partner picked up one of these for just such circumstances. Small, light but enough to feel secure in leaving your bike while you order a coffee)

    abus%20combiflex%20202.jpg
    or you can use this (laptop security with alarm). http://www.corporatetravelsafety.com...arm-p-263.html

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    I thought the other guy was scouting for him. The one that was hanging about at the
    start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilV View Post
    I thought the other guy was scouting for him. The one that was hanging about at the
    start.
    I think this is how it worked - one was the spotter (scout) and the other the actual "thief" outfitted to look like an average bike rider. This two person system raises far less suspicion than one person handling both functions.

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