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Psst! Wanna buy next year’s Trek bike?

By johnboy - 7 August 2012 23

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of around 40 high-end bicycles in Fyshwick at the weekend.

Between 8pm Friday (August 3) and 9am yesterday (Monday, August 9) offenders broke into a secure trailer parked on Townsville Street, Fyshwick.

The offenders removed the 2013 model Trek brand bicycles from secure racks and loaded them into an unidentified vehicle.

Police believe the process of unloading and reloading the bikes would have taken the offenders at least an hour.

The bicycles are high performance models and are not yet available for purchase in Australia. Their estimated value is approximately $300 000.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity on Townsville Street at the weekend is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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23 Responses to
Psst! Wanna buy next year’s Trek bike?
mouldy 9:26 am 08 Aug 12

It’s my understanding that they were doing renovations to the premises so there was nowhere for the bikes to be stored inside. The bikes were due to be moved inside this week.

Sandman 9:58 pm 07 Aug 12

That trailer has been in that location for well over a year. It never crossed my mind they would actually leave stuff in it. I get nervous enough leaving stuff in secure warehouses behind secure fences in Fyshwick.

thatsnotme 8:36 pm 07 Aug 12

40 bikes, worth 300k, left in a trailer?! That’s $7,500 per bike…and instead of moving them into their business premises, the’re left outside in a trailer?

I actually hope there is something dodgy going on – it’s easier to digest than the absolute stupidity that must exist if nobody twigs to the fact that $300k worth of bikes left with nothing more than a lock protecting it isn’t such a great idea.

RadioVK 6:29 pm 07 Aug 12

longshanks said :

p1 said :

Maybe there were forty thieves and they rode away?

Let’s just hope Ali Baba is in town…

Well, Ali Baba is just a few doors down from Trek. Maybe they’ll try and smuggle them out piece by piece in the kebabs…

niftydog 3:00 pm 07 Aug 12

The trailer has been there on and off for several months at least, possibly over a year. I can’t remember when Trek moved there.

54-11 12:47 pm 07 Aug 12

It’s almost as if whoever left the trailer there all weekend, with no apparent checks, knew that something was going to happen to it. Just sayin’.

whoodzzz 11:56 am 07 Aug 12

I can’t imagine a secure trailer on townsville street over the weekend would EVER attract attention from dodgy types…!

G-Fresh 11:42 am 07 Aug 12

niftydog said :

G-Fresh said :

wtf was it doing just outside ali baba for all that time. I can’t remember any bike shops around there?

Trek Australia is in Townsville St.

Gotcha.

All seems a bit dumb doesn’t it?

niftydog 11:27 am 07 Aug 12

G-Fresh said :

wtf was it doing just outside ali baba for all that time. I can’t remember any bike shops around there?

Trek Australia is in Townsville St.

G-Fresh 11:19 am 07 Aug 12

wtf was it doing just outside ali baba for all that time. I can’t remember any bike shops around there?

poetix 10:56 am 07 Aug 12

‘high performance models…’ Probably not like my Trek Allant then, which is perfect for the gruelling O’Connor to North Lyneham stage of the Tour de Shop. Big basket.

longshanks 10:30 am 07 Aug 12

p1 said :

Maybe there were forty thieves and they rode away?

Let’s just hope Ali Baba is in town…

p1 10:05 am 07 Aug 12

Between 8pm Friday (August 3) and 9am yesterday (Monday, August 9) offenders broke into a secure trailer parked on Townsville Street, Fyshwick.

Well, I guess “secure” is a subjective assessment, which in this case would appear to be poorly applied.

The offenders removed the 2013 model Trek brand bicycles from secure racks and loaded them into an unidentified vehicle.

Maybe there were forty thieves and they rode away?

mtb_rider 9:21 am 07 Aug 12

johnboy said :

And the thieves knew just which trailer to look in!

Yep! It’s a great big black trailer with TREK written all over it. Anyone driving through Fyshwick over the last few weeks would surely have seen it!
But otherwise, an unfortunate story – for TREK! 🙁

johnboy 9:14 am 07 Aug 12

And the thieves knew just which trailer to look in!

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