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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    been stealing bikes from a number of shops, I believe.

    keep ’em peeled.

    This could be interesting.

    Location details?

    jedi
    Member

    been seen around london. its all over twitter etc…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    From Bikebiz appearances in Leatherhead, Cambridge, Surrey, St.Albans and Cheltenham all confirmed to BikeBiz. Largely the scammer’s target range is £2,000 to £4,000 road rigs. He’s taken a keen interest in the following bikes to date: Trek Madone 4.7 2012 58, Giant Advanced SL 3 Medium, Trek Madone 4.3, Specialized Roubaix.

    Jaz1979
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    the last comment i saw on this was from Ben Hayward Cycles

    http://www.benhaywardcycles.co.uk/news/pg/article==130

    soma_rich
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    Blimey not your stereotypical chav bike thief. Has he actually taken any bikes then?

    bizaaaare – they have his name and where he works?? why do they need anything else to go and arrest him? also how has he stolen them? just walked out with a 4k bike?!?!?!?!

    jedi
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    its a false id

    druidh
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    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Dad!!!!

    Oh, the shame.

    soma_rich
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    How did he fake a police ID?

    atlaz
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    I’d guess a test ride or something. Leave ID, dodgy credit card and off you go.

    ahh yeah fake id makes sense – but what does the ‘has customers names’ bit mean??

    markyfm
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    It seems strange they have such a high quality photo of him. Normally cctv type pictures are all grainy.

    It also seems to be a bit early and direct, to be putting up pictures of people accusing them of theft.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    markyfm – on bikebiz they’ve get the picture ‘trade only’ but given that he seems to be targetting private sellers a bit as well it probably deserves a wider audience.

    Given the number of shops involved I don’t think that showing his face is ‘a bit early’

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    It seems strange they have such a high quality photo of him

    dont some shops take photos of people before they go out on demos for just this reason?

    yes they do.

    CAPTION TIME 😀

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    druidh was more than pleased with the Christmas presnt his dad got him!

    😉

    mr_mills
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    He’s probably wearing a Scooby-doo villain style disguise for the photo. I know I would.

    LoCo
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    He’s probably wearing a Scooby-doo villain style disguise for the photo. I know I would.

    ‘If it hadn’t been for you pesky STW ers! 👿 ‘

    mr_mills
    Member

    Hijack: LoCo can you see if you’ve got an e-mail from me that I sent a couple of weeks ago, re RP23. You may have missed it. If so I’ll send it again!

    elzorillo
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    There’s a guy looks very much like that comes to my business premises once in a while.. Very well spoken chap selling pin badges for some charity providing education for children in Indonesia.

    Sorry, but one of my pet hates is people turning up on your doorstep supposedly collecting for some charity or other that you’ve never heard or.

    The conversation always takes the same path.. I question him on the validity of the charity.. he points me to a website (usually a one page effort with no contact) then makes a quick getaway with a promise to call back later…. Check on charities website shows that charity posted takings of about £100 in the last accounts.

    I then forget about it till next time he comes.

    davidrussell
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    it must be fake, he’s wearing a polo shirt under a hoody FFS.

    LoCo
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    mr_mills can you resend it please it’s not arrived with me and not in a the junk folder either, what was it in reference to?

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    From another forum…

    The Saturday lad bless his cotton socks let one of the demo fleet out for a spin around the block without the punter leaving any ID/deposit as he flashed a police warrant card…
    So on the off chance that anyone see a 2012 red Specialized Roubaix Expert Testbike (56cm)(spec brand them up with test bike logos) Any info would be appreciated…

    wrecker
    Member

    AHHHH!
    It’s an ADIDAS hoody!!!
    CHAV11111

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I took a road bike on a test ride from Leisure Lakes in Cheltenham a long time ago. A bike shop guy came with me. I had no intention of stealing the bike but I was rather tempted to try and drop him to see what would happen 🙂

    smell_it
    Member

    It’s odd, he looks like what imagine most stw’ers look like, only less angry. Let’s hope spreading the photo helps stop further crimes and see’s him nicked

    Aidy
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    I took a road bike on a test ride from Leisure Lakes in Cheltenham a long time ago. A bike shop guy came with me. I had no intention of stealing the bike but I was rather tempted to try and drop him to see what would happen

    Obviously if you couldn’t drop him, you wouldn’t buy the bike as it wasn’t fast enough 🙂

    face mask? 😆 his clothing doesnt match his face, you can see by looks alone (other than the clothes) how they have been fooled

    any accent or anything to go on?

    he really does look like the average STW’er indeed.

    what does this bit mean on the shops website?

    ‘good id and names of customers’

    obviously fake id, but names of customers??!!?! does this imply he knows customers details or knows of people who go the shop?

    very very bizarre!

    mr_mills
    Member

    Is this picture not with the relevant police forces / local newspapers? They put this sort of thing on their websites so people can identify them.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I guess the drag act just isn’t paying what it used to.

    deetec
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    The new Police Facial recognition software will spit out a name within seconds with that sort of quality photo, shouldn’t take long to get the thieving scum.

    belugabob
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    I took a road bike on a test ride from Leisure Lakes in Cheltenham a long time ago. A bike shop guy came with me. I had no intention of stealing the bike but I was rather tempted to try and drop him to see what would happen

    You should have – then got back to the shop before him and waited for him to show up with a panicked look on his face.

    wallace1492
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    The new Police Facial recognition software will spit out a name within seconds with that sort of quality photo, shouldn’t take long to get the thieving scum.

    Surely only if they have him on file?

    z1ppy
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    Wallace, I was going to make some facetious remark about us all being on file, but then realised if they had access to the DVLA photo files and the passport office, they actually probably do…

    wallace1492
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    Possibly Z1ppy, but I don’t have a photo driving license (OK have a passport) however, I do not think the Police have access to these databases or photo’s.

    Could be wrong……

    Goz
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    ski
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    He looks kind of familiar..

    Has he targeted any bike shops in the Cheltenham area?

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