Thieves steal motorbikes from outside homes in north Hampshire

Daily Echo: Thieves steal motorbikes from outside homes in north Hampshire Thieves steal motorbikes from outside homes in north Hampshire

A MOTORBIKE was stolen from outside a house in Hartley Wintney – one of eight similar thefts in the past five weeks in north Hampshire.

The silver Suzuki GSX750 disappeared from outside a house in Mitchell Avenue on the night of Friday, July 5.

Eight similar thefts have been reported to Hampshire Constabulary since Tuesday, June 18, in places including Blackwater, Camberley, Farnborough and Yateley.

The last one took place on Monday, July 22, when a Triumph Tiger, left locked but unsecured outside a house in Holly Road, Aldershot, was taken.

Graeme Barbour, northern area crime prevention advisor, said bikes should be locked and secured to something that cannot be moved, or locked with a ground anchor.

Anyone with information on the thefts can contact Aldershot police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:05pm Thu 25 Jul 13

laurence86 says...

I know one of the poor chaps who had his bike taken, because it’s not the first time its happen to him he had all the extra security fitted to his bike. The thief’s had to pass his brothers stock bike which was not padlocked to steal his bike with all the extra security on it.

Unfortunately if theses pros want your bike they will get it, or damage it trying. If they get caught at it they get a community supervision order, have to do a couple of week’s unpaid work and have to pay the victim a couple of hundred quid. With measly deterrents like this and potential rewards of selling on their ill gotten gains for thousands who can blame them for heading out with their bolt cutters.
I know one of the poor chaps who had his bike taken, because it’s not the first time its happen to him he had all the extra security fitted to his bike. The thief’s had to pass his brothers stock bike which was not padlocked to steal his bike with all the extra security on it. Unfortunately if theses pros want your bike they will get it, or damage it trying. If they get caught at it they get a community supervision order, have to do a couple of week’s unpaid work and have to pay the victim a couple of hundred quid. With measly deterrents like this and potential rewards of selling on their ill gotten gains for thousands who can blame them for heading out with their bolt cutters. laurence86
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2:37pm Thu 8 Aug 13

deepinsight says...

"With measly deterrents like this and potential rewards of selling on their ill gotten gains for thousands who can blame them for heading out with their bolt cutters".

So that makes it all right then does it?

These little scumbags can justify their anti-social actions because the potential penalties are too low, or the potential criminal rewards are high?

Come on laurence86, surely you aren't defending these TGBs are you?

In choosing to act against our society's norms and values they place themselves beyond it. I can remember a case recently when a gang of motorcycle theives ended up with hefty custodial sentences.

It is the cliched, knee-jerk reactions such as yours which make members of society begin to accept such abhorrent behaviour as shown by these scumbags. It isn't acceptable, and you shouldn't try to justify it on their behalf.
"With measly deterrents like this and potential rewards of selling on their ill gotten gains for thousands who can blame them for heading out with their bolt cutters". So that makes it all right then does it? These little scumbags can justify their anti-social actions because the potential penalties are too low, or the potential criminal rewards are high? Come on laurence86, surely you aren't defending these TGBs are you? In choosing to act against our society's norms and values they place themselves beyond it. I can remember a case recently when a gang of motorcycle theives ended up with hefty custodial sentences. It is the cliched, knee-jerk reactions such as yours which make members of society begin to accept such abhorrent behaviour as shown by these scumbags. It isn't acceptable, and you shouldn't try to justify it on their behalf. deepinsight
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