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3 bikes stolen from Braddon

By Ate - 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.

What’s Your opinion?


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3 bikes stolen from Braddon
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Tony 12:36 pm
06 Jan 13
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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.

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Tony 12:39 pm
06 Jan 13
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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.

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Ate 6:15 pm
06 Jan 13
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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!

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piperdoon 11:48 am
07 Jan 13
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should lock them up! bikes or kids or both!

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digitalchet 2:48 pm
07 Jan 13
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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!

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carnardly 3:03 pm
07 Jan 13
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how did one of your bikes land on a kid…?

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Ate 4:19 pm
07 Jan 13
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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.

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skeptic 11:54 pm
07 Jan 13
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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.

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Affirmative Action M 8:51 am
08 Jan 13
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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.

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Ate 9:21 am
08 Jan 13
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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.

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Simonline 9:44 am
08 Jan 13
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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

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NoImRight 10:22 am
08 Jan 13
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But do they still have their bells????

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skeptic 8:39 pm
08 Jan 13
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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.

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Pork Hunt 8:56 pm
08 Jan 13
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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?

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LSWCHP 11:01 pm
08 Jan 13
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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.

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