3 bikes stolen from Braddon

By 6 January, 2013 21

Some scum have stolen 3 Giant mountain bikes worth over 3k from our home in Braddon between 4am and 7am this morning. My partner had been up playing computer games until 4am which was when they were last seen. Whoever stole them also took a large ashtray full of cigarette butts so no doubt will be stupid enough to be riding them around Canberra in the following days.

It has been reported to the police but if anyone sees the following bikes can they please get in contact with me or the police.


UPDATE 07/01/13 09:47: Ate has sent in this update:

I was contacted by the police last night and was advised that they found our 3 bikes and one other Giant mountain bike on some young aboriginal kids yesterday. Id really like to thank the police for the great work as we certainly didnt think we were going to get any of them back.

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21 Responses to 3 bikes stolen from Braddon
#1
Tony12:36 pm, 06 Jan 13

Did you have the serial numbers? They are recorded in the manual, and also on the frame under the crank shaft.
You should also include these serial numbers in your post so that someone googling the serial number will find this post and know they were stolen.

#2
Tony12:39 pm, 06 Jan 13

Oh, and there are also some websites dedicated to reporting stolen bikes; Google them and post there too.

Ive also had a bike stolen, not fun. Now, even though my bikes are stored in my garage, I still chain them to the wall.

#3
Ate6:15 pm, 06 Jan 13

Thanks Tony. I do have the serial no for the Blue Black Talon = C41A9004. Unfortunately the store didnt write the serial number in the manual of the Black Reign 2 however we have spoken to the store and will be able to get that next week as we still have the receipts. Still searching for the manual of the Army Green Talon. Big reminder for us to record these things elsewhere!

#4
piperdoon11:48 am, 07 Jan 13

should lock them up! bikes or kids or both!

#5
digitalchet2:48 pm, 07 Jan 13

I know how infuriating this can be.

My $3.5k Giant was taken during brief stop in Civic where it singled out from amidst about 10 other bikes and taken within the space of less than a half hour. I spent the rest of the day gathering all relevant info (including eyewitness accounts & possible video of the culprits who were seen exiting a store in the city) and gave it to the police but alas, nothing has turned up & have heard nothing from the police about it, but it’s good to hear that they were able to help and retrieve your bikes.

Now chain them up as securely as you possibly can!

#6
carnardly3:03 pm, 07 Jan 13

how did one of your bikes land on a kid…?

#7
Ate4:19 pm, 07 Jan 13

We normally take the bikes inside over night but just forgot on Saturday night. We wont do that ever again. So lucky to get them all back. Fingers crossed they aren’t badly damaged.

#8
skeptic11:54 pm, 07 Jan 13

I am glad you got your bikes back, Ate, but please consider that the ethnicity of the alleged perpetrators is not relevant to your story. Calling out the ethnic background of these young people (about whom we know little else) is one step on a slippery slope which includes stereotyping, racial profiling and bigotry.

#9
Affirmative Action M8:51 am, 08 Jan 13

Sorry Skeptic but details of the ethnicity are totally relevant to this matter. It would be nice if they were not but unfortunately they are part of the facts.

#10
Ate9:21 am, 08 Jan 13

skeptic said :

I am glad you got your bikes back, Ate, but please consider that the ethnicity of the alleged perpetrators is not relevant to your story. Calling out the ethnic background of these young people (about whom we know little else) is one step on a slippery slope which includes stereotyping, racial profiling and bigotry.

I understand what you are saying, but as Affirmative Action M says i was stating a fact, not being a racist. Because of this I was also able to help another rioter get his bike back last night when we ran into 3 kids at Dickson shops with 4 Avanti bikes, one of which fit the description of his and did in fact turn out to be the one they stole off his front porch a few days ago. Seems like these little darling children have been stealing quite a few bikes lately.

#11
Simonline9:44 am, 08 Jan 13

Ate said :

skeptic said :

I am glad you got your bikes back, Ate, but please consider that the ethnicity of the alleged perpetrators is not relevant to your story. Calling out the ethnic background of these young people (about whom we know little else) is one step on a slippery slope which includes stereotyping, racial profiling and bigotry.

I understand what you are saying, but as Affirmative Action M says i was stating a fact, not being a racist. Because of this I was also able to help another rioter get his bike back last night when we ran into 3 kids at Dickson shops with 4 Avanti bikes, one of which fit the description of his and did in fact turn out to be the one they stole off his front porch a few days ago. Seems like these little darling children have been stealing quite a few bikes lately.

Confirming that because of a description including ethnicity, I was able to get my bike back last night. See post: http://the-riotact.com/keep-an-eye-out-for-my-stolen-push-bike-please/91544#comment-452249

#12
NoImRight10:22 am, 08 Jan 13

But do they still have their bells????

#13
skeptic8:39 pm, 08 Jan 13

Ate said :

skeptic said :

I am glad you got your bikes back, Ate, but please consider that the ethnicity of the alleged perpetrators is not relevant to your story. Calling out the ethnic background of these young people (about whom we know little else) is one step on a slippery slope which includes stereotyping, racial profiling and bigotry.

I understand what you are saying, but as Affirmative Action M says i was stating a fact, not being a racist. Because of this I was also able to help another rioter get his bike back last night when we ran into 3 kids at Dickson shops with 4 Avanti bikes, one of which fit the description of his and did in fact turn out to be the one they stole off his front porch a few days ago. Seems like these little darling children have been stealing quite a few bikes lately.

I agree with you and Affirmative, Ate, that the subjects’ ethnicity is a matter of fact. I disagree with your decision to make this fact part of your story. Choosing to include ethnic or racial identifiers when describing a suspected lawbreaker promotes bigotry and racial profiling. There are times when it is necessary to report identifying features; such as when a murderer is on the loose. But for the bike thefts recently discussed, the bikes were found and recovered before the suspected thief’s background was identified. Some may argue that there is utility in knowing something about the alleged thieves, but just putting out this one fact does more harm than good.

#14
Pork Hunt8:56 pm, 08 Jan 13

skeptic said :

I am glad you got your bikes back, Ate, but please consider that the ethnicity of the alleged perpetrators is not relevant to your story. Calling out the ethnic background of these young people (about whom we know little else) is one step on a slippery slope which includes stereotyping, racial profiling and bigotry.

According to your logic, men should not be named as rape suspects?

#15
LSWCHP11:01 pm, 08 Jan 13

skeptic said :

Some may argue that there is utility in knowing something about the alleged thieves,

Yep, I’d argue that. I understand where you’re coming from, but I don’t agree with you.

If three hoods are committing crimes in my neighbourhood, it’s useful to know that. If I also know that the three hoods are of x-ethnicity, then that is much more useful information. That may sound unfair, bigoted or whatever, but life isn’t necessarily fair and I have no intention of treating arsehat thieves fairly if I can avoid it. If I can gain some advantage over evil-doers by having information that will enable me to to better focus my attention where it is required then I will be grateful for that information and I will use it to my advantage.

It’s quite unlikely that these tools will suddenly decide to follow The Path of Righteousness, and knowledge of their ethnicity, whether Anglo, African, Aboriginal, Asian or whatever is useful to those of
us who have to protect our property against their depredations in the future.

#16
skeptic12:17 am, 09 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

skeptic said :

Some may argue that there is utility in knowing something about the alleged thieves,

Yep, I’d argue that. I understand where you’re coming from, but I don’t agree with you.

If three hoods are committing crimes in my neighbourhood, it’s useful to know that. If I also know that the three hoods are of x-ethnicity, then that is much more useful information. That may sound unfair, bigoted or whatever, but life isn’t necessarily fair and I have no intention of treating arsehat thieves fairly if I can avoid it. If I can gain some advantage over evil-doers by having information that will enable me to to better focus my attention where it is required then I will be grateful for that information and I will use it to my advantage…..

But characterising suspects as from a particular group is unfair to law-abiding members of that group. And it damages the larger community by encouraging sloppy thinking such as stereotypes. Accepting this technique is trading one bad (perceived threat to property) for another (encouraging racial profiling and bigotry). A good strong lock is a better way to protect one’s bicycle than carrying around a mental scorecard of which neighbourhood kids may be trying to nick it.

#17
buzz8195:50 am, 09 Jan 13

skeptic said :

Ate said :

skeptic said :

I am glad you got your bikes back, Ate, but please consider that the ethnicity of the alleged perpetrators is not relevant to your story. Calling out the ethnic background of these young people (about whom we know little else) is one step on a slippery slope which includes stereotyping, racial profiling and bigotry.

I understand what you are saying, but as Affirmative Action M says i was stating a fact, not being a racist. Because of this I was also able to help another rioter get his bike back last night when we ran into 3 kids at Dickson shops with 4 Avanti bikes, one of which fit the description of his and did in fact turn out to be the one they stole off his front porch a few days ago. Seems like these little darling children have been stealing quite a few bikes lately.

I agree with you and Affirmative, Ate, that the subjects’ ethnicity is a matter of fact. I disagree with your decision to make this fact part of your story. Choosing to include ethnic or racial identifiers when describing a suspected lawbreaker promotes bigotry and racial profiling. There are times when it is necessary to report identifying features; such as when a murderer is on the loose. But for the bike thefts recently discussed, the bikes were found and recovered before the suspected thief’s background was identified. Some may argue that there is utility in knowing something about the alleged thieves, but just putting out this one fact does more harm than good.

Isn’t it really disgusting when certain groups live up to their respective stereotypes? Some of them include, Asians being bad drivers, old people walking slow and looking at everything at the shops, Lebanese men hang out in gangs and have shiny cars, bogans drink shitty beer etc.

You’re getting hung up on the wrong thing, these kids are Aboriginal and they did steal, does this mean that all Aboriginal’s steal? No. Does it mean that a group of Aboriginal kids in the Dickson area on bikes are thief’s, I’m going to say yes. If that information was not made available then it would have been ALL kids in the Dickson area are thiefs.

It’s not racial profiling because at no point did anyone say “All Aboriginals steal.” So get over it.

#18
milkman6:47 am, 09 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

skeptic said :

Some may argue that there is utility in knowing something about the alleged thieves,

Yep, I’d argue that. I understand where you’re coming from, but I don’t agree with you.

If three hoods are committing crimes in my neighbourhood, it’s useful to know that. If I also know that the three hoods are of x-ethnicity, then that is much more useful information. That may sound unfair, bigoted or whatever, but life isn’t necessarily fair and I have no intention of treating arsehat thieves fairly if I can avoid it. If I can gain some advantage over evil-doers by having information that will enable me to to better focus my attention where it is required then I will be grateful for that information and I will use it to my advantage.

It’s quite unlikely that these tools will suddenly decide to follow The Path of Righteousness, and knowledge of their ethnicity, whether Anglo, African, Aboriginal, Asian or whatever is useful to those of
us who have to protect our property against their depredations in the future.

+1. Knowing as much about them as possible, including ethnicity, makes it easier for citizens and police alike to be aware and manage the problem. These kids are clearly involved in multiple thefts, and anyone locally should be on the lookout. In the City Of No Punishment, being able to spot thieves and protect yourself from their actions is more important.

#19
Ate12:39 pm, 09 Jan 13

Someone came back into our yard last night and stole another ashtray of cigarette butts, presumably the same asshole kids who stole our 3 bikes on Sunday. I couldnt care less about an ashtray but I hate the fact these kids are brazen enough to come back looking for more shit to steal. I know i cant proove its the same kids but its highly likely. Will be looking at installing cameras now to catch them in the act.

#20
NoImRight12:43 pm, 09 Jan 13

Ate said :

Someone came back into our yard last night and stole another ashtray of cigarette butts, presumably the same asshole kids who stole our 3 bikes on Sunday. I couldnt care less about an ashtray but I hate the fact these kids are brazen enough to come back looking for more shit to steal. I know i cant proove its the same kids but its highly likely. Will be looking at installing cameras now to catch them in the act.

You should be more responsible and keep your cigarette butts locked up. Did you learn nothing from your previous thefts?

#21
Jivrashia1:03 pm, 09 Jan 13

Ate said :

stole another ashtray of cigarette butts

Damnit Ate, stop feeding the suburban feral wildlife.
You’re encouraging them to breed.

Keep everything under lock, even your ashtray.

I hear that these ferals shun motion sensor activated flood lights. You might want to give that a go to keep these rodents at bay.

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