Suspect Cotic Bfe Ad
Apologies if already been done, but this one looks fishy even down to the Mini Moto in the background !!Posted 4 years agojaymoidMember
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I’ve done a quick google to see if I can find out if it has been reported stolen but doesn’t look like any of them.
Is there anything that can be done? It would be good if there was a central place people could report stolen bikes to. Does that already exist? (Don’t say the police as I’m sure this isn’t their no 1 priority!)Posted 4 years agosoma_richMember
Looks like the sellers Name is DexterPosted 4 years ago
I messaged the guy asking for a frame number – and telling him where he could find it. He hasn’t replied.
Doesn’t mean it’s stolen, but it’s not looking good given the description and the radio silence on frame numbers.
Sad thing is there’s now a bid on it, and he *will* sell it on.Posted 4 years ago
I asked for it as part of a wider set of questions, and framed it as an inquiry so I could find out the year of the bike and if it would fit me…
Even if he deletes the auction, it will make no difference to the cops – they have an ‘ask a question, get an answer’ setup with ebay. The current status of the ad makes no odds. What *will* matter is if the cops can be bothered following it up. I had a great experience with the police on this front, but different forces have different priorities.
If he does remove it just makes it harder for him to sell. Anyone bidding on the off chance it might be their bike simply runs the risk of buying a different stolen bike and losing their money.Posted 4 years ago
Proof of the puding is in the eating. The auction is still there.
And regardless, if the police act they’ll still get his name and address. There’s far more chance someone unscrupulous will see a mega cheap BFE on gumtree and buy it without caring that it’s nicked.
Lucky you’re not the bike thief, eh? 😉Posted 4 years ago
All I know is the bike was recovered this am by police and original owner due to ID it. What this shows is its always worth keeping your eye out and posting your concerns on forums like STW. With all us eagle-eyed bike nerds out there, the perps will start to feel like they’re living in East Germany.Posted 4 years ago
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