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  • pdV6
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    Interesting experiment by the police in Bristol.
    Undercover PCSO toting huge bolt croppers nicks planted bikes in full view of passing public. Not one 999 call.

    Video

    Premier Icon binners
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    Doesn’t surprise me in the least. My bike lock got the bolt cropper treatment while locked up outside the bank, when I briefly nipped in, at 9.30 in the morning in Piccadilly gardens in Manchester. How many people must have walked past some scally hanging off an enormous set of bolt croppers? Its hardly something you can do discreetly. It also shows that the scrotes must (rightfully) assume that no-ones going to challenge them, so they can rob bikes with impunity

    Depressing! 🙁

    plyphon
    Member

    A group of people made a similar video in NYC.

    They used a variety of tools up to a full on angle grinder.

    No calls. No one asking if its their bike.

    Tho I must add – in the very last clip a NYC policewoman did stop and call for backup – they had to slowly get their filming rights papers from the back pocket and point out the hidden camera men 😆

    patriotpro
    Member

    As sad as it is, I don’t feel they could have done anything bar ring the po-leese.

    I wouldn’t want my other half to challenge that perticular thief.

    pdw
    Member

    Here’s the NYC video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7zb8YXrmIA

    One guy does stop – but only to offer advice…

    pdV6
    Member

    I don’t feel they could have done anything bar ring the po-leese.

    That was the aim of the experiment: to see if anyone would ring. Nobody did.

    root
    Member

    It’s like that STW scammer thread 🙂

    acidchunks
    Member

    A group of people made a similar video in NYC.

    They used a variety of tools up to a full on angle grinder.

    No calls. No one asking if its their bike.

    Tho I must add – in the very last clip a NYC policewoman did stop and call for backup – they had to slowly get their filming rights papers from the back pocket and point out the hidden camera men

    Casey Neistat?

    http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGttmR2DTY8

    (completely OT but this, by the same guy, is hilarious… http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzE-IMaegzQ )

    b r
    Member

    Motor Cycle News did a similar ‘stunt’ a few years ago, using a sound-proof van (for the alarms).

    Nobody paid any attention, and they ‘stole’ from the m/c parking outside St James’s Tube station. Which for those who don’t know is smack bang next to New Scotland Yard and its constantly patrolling armed Cops 🙄

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