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kapapete

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Nov 6 2013 at 9:36am #

Hi, had a silver and red mongoose bike stolen outside of the bike rack on 5th ave and Penn ave yesterday. Please be on the lookout if you work in a shop. Security cam spotted two low lifes cutting the lock but have not yet identified the faces. Not sure if they will be able.


stefb

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Nov 6 2013 at 9:56am #

Crap. What kind of lock? Sorry.


kapapete

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Nov 6 2013 at 9:58am #

Thanks stefb. It was a cable lock…I thought it was pretty thick.


bicycle heaven

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Nov 6 2013 at 10:16am #

This is unbelievable,,i had two guys come in my shop with a red silver mongoose and since they would not give me I.D. and with so many thefts lately I turned them down in fact I called the police right after they left as it seemed shaky,The police are coming down to review my video tapes. you can call me for info 412 716 4956


Swalfoort

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Nov 6 2013 at 10:27am #

Crap! Thanks for bringing the police in, Craig, and for making your video available to police.. But part of me wishes you had bought the bike…..


kapapete

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Nov 6 2013 at 10:31am #

Thanks Bicycle Heaven. And thanks for being a responsible shop owner and asking for ID.


bicycle heaven

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Nov 6 2013 at 11:14am #

I was going to buy it but they would not give me ID and other info and on the tape you can see he got mad because of it,im 60% its the bike as kapapete called me and sounds like the same bike.I do have to be carful I don’t want to upset any good customer.


cburch

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Nov 6 2013 at 11:21am #

it sucks to learn the lesson this way, but it doesn’t matter how thick a cable lock is. even crappy angle cutters can get through it with a firm grip and a sawing motion. u-lock, u-lock, u-lock.


kapapete

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Nov 6 2013 at 11:29am #

yeah, you said it…it will be a U lock for me from now on.


bicycle heaven

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Nov 6 2013 at 5:02pm #

Police came in today and I was able to get them good video of the two men coming in and out with the bike and with them trying to sell it to me. I think its just a matter of time till they get them as they called me first that day asking if we buy used bikes.sooooo got a tell number to link them…………………..I sold two new bikes to day and no one bought a u lock even after telling them tons of bikes are missing this year.I rented out 50 bikes today to Major T and got to help out someone on a stolen bike so it was a good day. lock up your bikes everyone


kapapete

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Nov 6 2013 at 10:09pm #

Good for you on the sales and rentals. I will def remember your store when it is time to get my next bike/supplies. I will nvr be without a U lock from now on, lesson learned.

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