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https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17202160.bike-thief-jailed-within-24-hours-of-arrest/

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A BIKE thief was jailed within 24 hours of being arrested, thanks to vigilant members of the public.

Craig Andrew Richardson was seen using a set of bolt croppers to remove the lock from a bike in a rack in York city centre at just after 2pm on Thursday, November 1.

The man rode off, but was picked up by City of York Council’s CCTV cameras, and his location was passed to officers on patrol. He was arrested at about 2.15pm in Piccadilly.
Richardson, 25 and of no fixed address, was taken into custody, and charged the following day with the theft of a pedal cycle, and going equipped for theft.

He was brought before York Magistrates Court the same day, where he was jailed for six weeks. He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge, and his bolt croppers were confiscated.

The bike, a Calibre Saw 6061, worth more than £300, was returned to its owner in York with help from Facebook users.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, October 31, a member of the public spotted a man removing a seat from a bike in York city centre at about 3pm. A suspect was arrested an hour later, and the bike seat recovered. A 49-year-old man has been charged with theft, and will appear in court in December.

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ClubSmed [781 posts] 7 months ago
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That is great, very impressive!

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Pilot Pete [132 posts] 6 months ago
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fenix [1188 posts] 6 months ago
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Pilot Pete wrote:

“The bike, a Calibre Saw 6061, worth more than £300“

I'm not convinced...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=calibre+saw+6061&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj23JS7_-jeAhUPM8AKHYWYA_sQ_AUIEigB&biw=1024&bih=657

 

Can't help but think you missed the point here. 

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don simon fbpe [2989 posts] 6 months ago
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fenix wrote:
Pilot Pete wrote:

“The bike, a Calibre Saw 6061, worth more than £300“

I'm not convinced...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=calibre+saw+6061&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj23JS7_-jeAhUPM8AKHYWYA_sQ_AUIEigB&biw=1024&bih=657

 

Can't help but think you missed the point here. 

Surely if such a glaringly obvious fact was wrong, I have to ask how much of the rest of the story is true.

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Spangly Shiny [252 posts] 6 months ago
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Pilot Pete wrote:

“The bike, a Calibre Saw 6061, worth more than £300“

I'm not convinced...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=calibre+saw+6061&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj23JS7_-jeAhUPM8AKHYWYA_sQ_AUIEigB&biw=1024&bih=657

Perhaps it has been upgraded - unlikely but possible. My bike is worth considerably more than the ticket price when I bought it.

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madcarew [1002 posts] 6 months ago
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Pilot Pete wrote:

“The bike, a Calibre Saw 6061, worth more than £300“

I'm not convinced...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=calibre+saw+6061&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj23JS7_-jeAhUPM8AKHYWYA_sQ_AUIEigB&biw=1024&bih=657

It's listed as RRP of GBP500, and one might say standard retail of GBP329, and it's perfectly conceivable that by the time he'd been in the hands of an enthusiastic sales person and added some  spds etc, that the bike had cost considerably more than 300 quid. Seems a fair enough statement to me. 

https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-saw-mountain-bike-p414114

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Pilot Pete [132 posts] 5 months ago
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fenix wrote:
Pilot Pete wrote:

“The bike, a Calibre Saw 6061, worth more than £300“

I'm not convinced...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=calibre+saw+6061&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj23JS7_-jeAhUPM8AKHYWYA_sQ_AUIEigB&biw=1024&bih=657

 

Can't help but think you missed the point here. 

Can’t help but think you missed my point (humour) there....