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Old 02-10-19, 01:32 PM
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Of course, the theives don't like being out in the open for long, but if it takes about a minute to defeat the best hardened steel U-Lock, how long would it take to disassemble a window grate with handheld tools, and 2 or 3 people working on it?

The video clip above talks about installing a gate over the door.



Do the store owners know anything about bike thieves and locks? Does the store sell bike locks?

It should take a skilled thief about 5 seconds to go through that lock and open the gate. Knocking out window glass would take longer than the lock. Bulletproof glass? Tempered glass? Laminated Glass? Wired Glass?

Locking bicycles wheel to wheel? That will slow the thieves down if they're riding the bikes, but one clip seems to show a thief carrying 2 bikes off somewhere. In fact, how many bikes are chained together? Perhaps take off a couple of wheels and pull out bike in pairs, some with extra wheels.

They need better information about where the bikes go after they leave the shop. Pickup? Van? Rental? Stolen Vehicle? Stolen Plates? Apparently no videos taken outside of the stores.

It is a tough situation, no doubt about it. But, I'm not convinced they're going far enough.

I'd start thinking of ways to keep the thieves in the store. How long? 5 minutes from entry to response? Getting them mad at your store may not be good, but they'd be liable for any damages the courts could recoup.

Of course, they may not be putting the whole story on TV either.
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Lol.

What is Chicago: amateur hour?

Over here, thieves steal cars to break into shops and can't even get in.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/cr...raid-1-8402187

I did buy a used 24" 2008 iMac from them and there friends sold to one of my colleagues. Also, they know the guy next door at the Indian place and put in a good with them for me and I always get extra Onion Bahji with my take-aways

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Lol.

What is Chicago: amateur hour?

Over here, thieves steal cars to break into shops and can't even get in.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/cr...raid-1-8402187

I did buy a used 24" 2008 iMac from them and there friends sold to one of my colleagues. Also, they know the guy next door at the Indian place and put in a good with them for me and I always get extra Onion Bahji with my take-aways


I have to say the American thieves made it into the store.

The British thieves were the amateurs. Did they really steal a car with no real plan to get in? A piece of logging cable or chain, and they'd have had that gate down in moments, or at least sprung loose enough to get under, (or left their bumper hanging on the gate).
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I have to say the American thieves made it into the store.

The British thieves were the amateurs. Did they really steal a car with no real plan to get in? A piece of logging cable or chain, and they'd have had that gate down in moments, or at least sprung loose enough to get under, (or left their bumper hanging on the gate).
Actually, the whole you're always on camera in the UK should've deterred them

Ugh, I live in a country of imbeciles.
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I like how that UK video appeared to be a cell-phone video taken of a security monitor.

Can't they do better than that?
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I like how that UK video appeared to be a cell-phone video taken of a security monitor.

Can't they do better than that?
We got **** to do mate. As fast as possible works most of the time for us.

I like the multilingual background speech (turn the volume on) and the "adios" at the end. The guys are very nice and often receive my packages for me when I'm out of town

Solid bruvs actually.

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