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CC07 PEU

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817 posts

90 months

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Got my hemet and gloves nicked this afternoon from my top box.

The bike was parked in a busy street outside Harrods and the lock was forced open in broad daylight in a busy street...

Granted the lock on the old skool Rickman top box probably wasn't the most robust out there, but I'm still slightly surprised that someone had the audacity and motivation to break in, in broad day light to steal a second hand helmet and a pair of winter mountain bike gloves... Cheeky dicks.

Luckily though, Harrods CCTV covers either end of this street so they will have been picked up almost guaranteed. The incident was reported to Chelsea police about an hour ago. With everything in mind though, I'm not sure whether the police will bother to do anything about it. Anyone had any similar experiences?

Also, if anyone has or was thinking of getting one of those Rickman top boxes, don't bother because they're utter ste. The model in question can be seen via this link: http://www.gazbikes.co.uk/shop/rickman-polybox-mot...

toxgobbler

2,632 posts

77 months

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That's harsh, I park up daily just round corner and not been done, although I use a Givi Maxia. Hope the scrotes get caught.

Hooli

27,979 posts

86 months

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thats st news.

Alfa_75_Steve

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I always worry about someone doing this when I lock my stuff away in panniers / top box. Hasn't happened yet.....

Mind you, I'm surprised you can still get those old Rickman boxes - the last one I had was bought 2nd hand in the early 90s - I thought they stopped making them decades ago.

CC07 PEU

Original Poster:

817 posts

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This incident has got me thinking though. I'm going to buy a new Givi top box and once I get it I'm going to drill a couple of holes in its base and loop a small chain through it from the outside. Once the helmet is in the box, I'll chain it to the box and rack... Seems drastic but I'm sure it'd work.

Also, I forgot to mention that I managed to get home by going into Harrods and buying a cheap polystyrene skateboard helmet to wear for the 12 mile trip home. Not sure it was legal and it definitely wasn't safe but there's no fking way I was leaving the bike there all night...
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Chilli

16,945 posts

122 months

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Dirty bas'tids. Hopefully, wehat go around comes around and all that.

Quick silver

1,387 posts

85 months

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CC07 PEU said:
Got my hemet and gloves nicked this afternoon from my top box.

The bike was parked in a busy street outside Harrods and the lock was forced open in broad daylight in a busy street...


Luckily though, Harrods CCTV covers either end of this street so they will have been picked up almost guaranteed. The incident was reported to Chelsea police about an hour ago. With everything in mind though, I'm not sure whether the police will bother to do anything about it. Anyone had any similar experiences?
That sucks - I'd do a proper job (again) on anyone I caught steeling from anyones bike/car.

Don't hold your breath over the Harrods CCTV, my OH had her handbag snatched from inside a Woolies superstore a number of years ago & she was carrying our baby son @ the time. Woolworths would not look at their CCTV because nothing from the store had been taken.

Funny thing was, they later tried to use CCTV against me after I had punched the store manager on his arse the very next day.

As you can imagine, it was a bittersweet experience when WW's went bust.

Snoop Bagg

1,861 posts

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Quick silver said:
CC07 PEU said:
Got my hemet and gloves nicked this afternoon from my top box.

The bike was parked in a busy street outside Harrods and the lock was forced open in broad daylight in a busy street...


Luckily though, Harrods CCTV covers either end of this street so they will have been picked up almost guaranteed. The incident was reported to Chelsea police about an hour ago. With everything in mind though, I'm not sure whether the police will bother to do anything about it. Anyone had any similar experiences?
That sucks - I'd do a proper job (again) on anyone I caught steeling from anyones bike/car.

Don't hold your breath over the Harrods CCTV, my OH had her handbag snatched from inside a Woolies superstore a number of years ago & she was carrying our baby son @ the time. Woolworths would not look at their CCTV because nothing from the store had been taken.

Funny thing was, they later tried to use CCTV against me after I had punched the store manager on his arse the very next day.

As you can imagine, it was a bittersweet experience when WW's went bust.
I hate to break it to you but it was relaunched at least six months ago, just online this time !

Alfa_75_Steve

7,489 posts

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Snoop Bagg said:
I hate to break it to you but it was relaunched at least six months ago, just online this time !
I think it was only weeks ago.

Not the same, though - just applying the brand name to an existing online offer.

Frik

12,506 posts

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CC07 PEU said:
This incident has got me thinking though. I'm going to buy a new Givi top box and once I get it I'm going to drill a couple of holes in its base and loop a small chain through it from the outside. Once the helmet is in the box, I'll chain it to the box and rack... Seems drastic but I'm sure it'd work.
Be careful though, you're effectively compromising the sealing of the topbox.

rossm

111 posts

65 months

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That sucks to hear, had something similar a few years ago when I came out of work to find someone had stolen my bikes headlight?!?!?

Quick silver

1,387 posts

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rossm said:
That sucks to hear, had something similar a few years ago when I came out of work to find someone had stolen my bikes headlight?!?!?
What 'bright' spark did that?.....I bet you took a 'dim' view of what had happened & the police were probably unable to 'shine any light' on the incident.

......errrrrm sorry, compulsive behaviour getmecoat

Alfa_75_Steve

7,489 posts

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I had the CDI unit stolen from a Diversion 600 whilst it was parked outside my flat overnight back in the mid 90s....

Bizarre theft, that one.

taldo

1,308 posts

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Alfa_75_Steve said:
I had the CDI unit stolen from a Diversion 600 whilst it was parked outside my flat overnight back in the mid 90s....

Bizarre theft, that one.
possibly stealing to order to fix another bike? its not unheard of round here on cars or bikes.

Hooli

27,979 posts

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Frik said:
CC07 PEU said:
This incident has got me thinking though. I'm going to buy a new Givi top box and once I get it I'm going to drill a couple of holes in its base and loop a small chain through it from the outside. Once the helmet is in the box, I'll chain it to the box and rack... Seems drastic but I'm sure it'd work.
Be careful though, you're effectively compromising the sealing of the topbox.
get a givi box that has the option of a brakelight & there is a removable plug in the bottom of the box for the wiring. saves making it leak other ways.

Snoop Bagg

1,861 posts

80 months

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Alfa_75_Steve said:
Snoop Bagg said:
I hate to break it to you but it was relaunched at least six months ago, just online this time !
I think it was only weeks ago.

Not the same, though - just applying the brand name to an existing online offer.
Check the link says Feb 2009, may just be the website.

http://www.moneyhighstreet.com/blog/885/

theturbs

902 posts

122 months

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Continue to be surprised by the depths that these scrotes will plumb mad

Alfa_75_Steve

7,489 posts

86 months

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Snoop Bagg said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Snoop Bagg said:
I hate to break it to you but it was relaunched at least six months ago, just online this time !
I think it was only weeks ago.

Not the same, though - just applying the brand name to an existing online offer.
Check the link says Feb 2009, may just be the website.

http://www.moneyhighstreet.com/blog/885/
Relaunched last week of June (ISTR it was 25th-ish).

That was just the date they bought the brand.
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