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Recognise this racing bike pinched from Red Hill?

By johnboy 30 April 2013 29

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ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to a burglary of a house at Red Hill on Saturday evening (April 27).

Police suspect one or more offenders gained access to the house by forcing the front door open between 3.00pm and 6.00pm on Saturday.

Following the incident a black Cervelo racing bicycle valued at approximately $10,000, along with various jewelry and electronic items, were reported as missing from the house.

ACT Policing Forensics attended the scene to conduct an analysis.

Crime Prevention Station Sergeant Harry Hains said, “The bicycle is distinctive and purpose built for racing. It’s important that the community is aware that the purchase or receipt of any item known or suspected to be stolen is a serious offence.”

“Any offer to purchase goods suspected to be stolen should be reported immediately to ACT Police Operations on 131 444,” said Sergeant Hains.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident, or any person who may be able to assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing. The Cervelo bicycle reported missing from Red Hill may look similar to the image above.]

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Tooks 3:04 pm 04 May 13

Conan of Cooma said :

Tooks said :

p1 said :

Interesting. Most of the time people on this site report having trouble getting much interest from the police for a break in, let alone sending out the forensic dudes.

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

No, they don’t. They attend very few. It has to do with cost effectiveness, value of stolen/damaged property and the status of the victim. They won’t attend Jo Blow Bogans house if someone broke in and stole his bong, but if someone took a silver spoon from Gillards place they would call in the cavalry.

That said – If you’ve got a bike worth 10k there’s a good chance you’re a massive wanker and deserved to have it stolen. 10k on a bike… Far out.

They attend most. I’d say 80% plus, regardless of what was stolen and how wealthy the complainant is.

I got burgled. Forensics turned up after a 3 hour wait. Spent less than 5 minutes looking around. Sprinkled some dust then proceeded to wander over to the coffee shop across the road where they spent the next 2 hours doing sfa!

If god forbid I ever get burgled again I dont think I would even bother calling the cops again because they were absolutley useless.

Forensics didn’t find any evidence so the cops are useless? You’ll have to explain your logic.

Tooks 2:56 pm 04 May 13

Aeek said :

Tooks said :

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

You think? When I was burgled years ago, Canberra Police never showed.

No, I don’t think, I know. I said most, not all.

KB1971 11:48 am 01 May 13

SmileOnTrial said :

Aeek said :

Tooks said :

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

You think? When I was burgled years ago, Canberra Police never showed.

I got burgled. Forensics turned up after a 3 hour wait. Spent less than 5 minutes looking around. Sprinkled some dust then proceeded to wander over to the coffee shop across the road where they spent the next 2 hours doing sfa!

If god forbid I ever get burgled again I dont think I would even bother calling the cops again because they were absolutley useless.

What is your address???

dungfungus 11:38 am 01 May 13

Ben_Dover said :

KB1971 said :

Its a time trials bike, its not meant to be comfortable, its meant to be a penis extension.

KB1971 said :

Not the sort of thing you woudl commute to work on.

You got that right.

God, I’d even consider catching a bus, rather than get seen in public on that monstrosity.

“Its a time trials bike, its not meant to be comfortable, its meant to be a penis extension”
I think I understand now thanks to the info posted by technocrats. I can see now that it is nothing like my 50 year old Australian made Speedwell with the 4S (imported) Sturmey Archer hub gears and double spring comfort saddle.
It is instead a fashion item used occasionally to get (at great speed) to the Manuka coffee shops where the owner will park it alongside those riduculous faux-retro American motorcycles and then perve on it while sipping a latte. Real cool.

Conan of Cooma 11:28 am 01 May 13

Tooks said :

p1 said :

Interesting. Most of the time people on this site report having trouble getting much interest from the police for a break in, let alone sending out the forensic dudes.

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

No, they don’t. They attend very few. It has to do with cost effectiveness, value of stolen/damaged property and the status of the victim. They won’t attend Jo Blow Bogans house if someone broke in and stole his bong, but if someone took a silver spoon from Gillards place they would call in the cavalry.

That said – If you’ve got a bike worth 10k there’s a good chance you’re a massive wanker and deserved to have it stolen. 10k on a bike… Far out.

Ben_Dover 10:49 am 01 May 13

KB1971 said :

Its a time trials bike, its not meant to be comfortable, its meant to be a penis extension.

KB1971 said :

Not the sort of thing you woudl commute to work on.

You got that right.

God, I’d even consider catching a bus, rather than get seen in public on that monstrosity.

SmileOnTrial 10:43 am 01 May 13

Aeek said :

Tooks said :

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

You think? When I was burgled years ago, Canberra Police never showed.

I got burgled. Forensics turned up after a 3 hour wait. Spent less than 5 minutes looking around. Sprinkled some dust then proceeded to wander over to the coffee shop across the road where they spent the next 2 hours doing sfa!

If god forbid I ever get burgled again I dont think I would even bother calling the cops again because they were absolutley useless.

Mike Bessenger 9:59 am 01 May 13

Aeek said :

Tooks said :

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

You think? When I was burgled years ago, Canberra Police never showed.

They came when I got burgled. Couldn’t tell me when they would be there though, 14 hours later they finally made it.
The woman didn’t like my comment ‘You won’t be needing your finger printing dust’.

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