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Old 08-18-16, 06:15 AM
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Stolen bikes.

Thieves Steal $40K Worth of Bikes Meant for Wounded Warriors | Fox News Insider
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Old 08-18-16, 07:11 AM
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Clicks "Read Remaining Article" to see the final two sentences of the "article." Why have it there if the article is only a few lines long? Stupid website probably something to do with advertisements.

I'm guessing the bikes are custom made for people with physical disabilities... aka wounded warriors. If that's the case the thieves will probably have trouble selling them anyway, especially if word gets around.
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Old 08-18-16, 08:22 AM
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Recumbents and hand-cycles.

Thieves stole the trailer, not knowing what was inside. Might have hoped for music instruments -- a huge theft ring specializing in music instruments was just busted here in Texas where they'd been hitting trailers, trucks and vans near music venues all over the state. Bust snagged more than 100 suspects.

The click to reveal the rest of the article is probably designed for mobile devices to minimize load times. Easier to scroll down a page to scan several articles if they're truncated.
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Old 08-18-16, 09:00 AM
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I saw them riding through the streets of Philly a few days ago. Yes. There were hand cycles/recumbents being ridden, but lots of regular bikes as well.


The odd thing is that I read a local story that described the missing items as repair stuff, not the actually bikes themselves. I found it odd that things like tools and such could amount to nearly $40K.


And they very well could have thought they were stealing band-related gear. It wouldn't be the first time a truck with band equipment went missing out of the Philly area. I remember seeing a TV new story within the last few years about it happening. This theft happened in a part of Delaware County that's not the most "refined," to put it politely.
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Old 08-18-16, 09:34 AM
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3 guys in jail for stealing bikes out of state park campground.

They were not Locked..
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Old 08-18-16, 09:42 AM
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I hope when the scum that stole those bikes are found, the judge throws the book at them with maximum jail time.
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Old 08-18-16, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The odd thing is that I read a local story that described the missing items as repair stuff, not the actually bikes themselves. I found it odd that things like tools and such could amount to nearly $40K.
$40K of tools is not as much as you'd imagine it to be.
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Old 08-18-16, 02:45 PM
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The VA will pay as much as $3,000 for a recumbent trike for a disabled veteran to use for rehabilitation. There's a couple examples mentioned on Bentrideronline. It wouldn't take too many hand trikes or foot trikes to rack up $40K in losses.
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Old 08-18-16, 08:31 PM
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I hope to hell they find the lowlife who did this, thieves are scum.

Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
$40K of tools is not as much as you'd imagine it to be.
No kidding, I've seen large Snap On roll arounds cost more than $20k each.
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Old 08-19-16, 05:27 AM
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Wounded Warrior Project had its own scandal. Thieves inside the organization

Wounded Warrior Project execs fired - CBS News
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Old 08-19-16, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
$40K of tools is not as much as you'd imagine it to be.
Yep. I couldn't honestly tell you what my tools are valued at, but they'd likely be in the low thousands, and I'm nowhere near what a professional is. You start tossing in things like power tools, compressors and welders, precision tools, you can easily rack up that. Tool boxes alone can easily run into the thousands from a place like Lowes or Home Depot, and those aren't even "professional" grade.
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Old 08-19-16, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post

No kidding, I've seen large Snap On roll arounds cost more than $20k each.
My brother has one that was custom built for him (he was a professional mechanic for a good part of his life.)

You can stand on the shallow drawers (the ones that are only 2 inches tall) without fear of breaking them or the rollers they slide on. It's slightly nuts. Even the heaviest drawer (almost always the socket drawer) slides with the touch of a finger. Many people say that expensive tools are a waste of money, but that tool chest is absolute quality.
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Old 08-19-16, 08:48 AM
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Snap On sells to Professional mechanics on credit, +'independent contractor' and there is a tax deduction
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Old 08-23-16, 10:56 PM
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News release from my local police. Any guesses on the bike make? I am intrigued.

"Tuesday, August 23, 2016
File #:
16-36330

Victoria, BC – Police are recommending a charge of theft over $5000 after a rare bike was stolen, then recovered, in the 300-block of Catherine Street.

At 12:00 p.m. on August 11th, a plain clothes officer observed a man with what was believed to be a stolen bike. The officer approached the man and quickly determined that the man had stolen the bike moments before being stopped by the officer. Further investigation revealed that the value of the bike was approximately $20,000. Needless to say, the owner was very happy with the officer’s actions.

This is another good reminder that you are able to register your bike with the VicPD Bike Registry program by visiting our website (Bike Registry | Victoria Police Department), stopping by our Esquimalt Division Headquarters located at 500 Park Place or our Main Headquarters located at 850 Caledonia Avenue."
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Old 08-24-16, 04:55 AM
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And arrest has been made and some bikes and other equipment recovered:

https://6abc.com/news/4-bikes-stolen-...found/1482337/
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