Thieves steal 70 bikes in a month

POLICE are setting their sights on bike thieves....after suffering 70 thefts in the space of a month.
The crooks have mainly been targeting commuters at railway stations in Southend and Westcliff.
Insp Brad Dickel, of Leigh police, said they were patrolling around these areas to try and catch them in the act.
He said: “Cycle theft is still a problem. We’ve got a joint operation with British Transport Police because a number of bikes have been taken from train stations.”
The Echo has reported how bike thieves have been locked up in recent months to put a stop to their crimes.
But the latest figures, relating to October 1 to November 1, show there is still a high crime rate for bike theft.
Mr Dickel said:“A large number of stop-checks have been completed on people on bikes. There’s been close liaison with bike shops and second-hand shops.
“As yet we haven’t identified a particular handler where these bikes are going.
“In addition to patrols there are a number of other tactics being deployed by Essex Police to identify and prosecute those persons responsible.”
Police are advising cyclists to lock their bikes up securely, but also want everyone to support suspicious behaviour.
 

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5:21pm Mon 19 Nov 12

perini says...

Oh that's all right then - target bike thieves and whores! And leave the knife crime and armed hold-ups to whom????? I think the priorities are a bit wrong - stop the violent crime and start locking these scumbags up and the lower levels of crime will fall. Before you all start - I am not condoning bike theft and if I had had one stolen I wouldn't be too pleased either but if they have limited resources then lets prioriteise the violent stuff. We have a new commissioner? - lets see Essex Police get on top of their game and start being pro-active about ALL crime!
Oh that's all right then - target bike thieves and whores! And leave the knife crime and armed hold-ups to whom????? I think the priorities are a bit wrong - stop the violent crime and start locking these scumbags up and the lower levels of crime will fall. Before you all start - I am not condoning bike theft and if I had had one stolen I wouldn't be too pleased either but if they have limited resources then lets prioriteise the violent stuff. We have a new commissioner? - lets see Essex Police get on top of their game and start being pro-active about ALL crime! perini
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5:21pm Mon 19 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

My friend had his stolen at Basildon train station. I dont think its just Southend and Westcliff, I think other areas need to be targeted to by police. Its no good just targeting a minority of stations, because thieves would simply just move onto a couple of stations down the line. Infact I think it would be good if every station is monitored on the c2c line, Shoebury to Fenchurch street. I think a large number of bikes have been taken at Benfleet too, ive read a few reportings in the past.
My friend had his stolen at Basildon train station. I dont think its just Southend and Westcliff, I think other areas need to be targeted to by police. Its no good just targeting a minority of stations, because thieves would simply just move onto a couple of stations down the line. Infact I think it would be good if every station is monitored on the c2c line, Shoebury to Fenchurch street. I think a large number of bikes have been taken at Benfleet too, ive read a few reportings in the past. KonArtist
  • Score: 0

5:30pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

round up all known saddle sniffers and smackheads
round up all known saddle sniffers and smackheads Eric Whim
  • Score: 1

5:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

perini wrote:
Oh that's all right then - target bike thieves and whores! And leave the knife crime and armed hold-ups to whom????? I think the priorities are a bit wrong - stop the violent crime and start locking these scumbags up and the lower levels of crime will fall. Before you all start - I am not condoning bike theft and if I had had one stolen I wouldn't be too pleased either but if they have limited resources then lets prioriteise the violent stuff. We have a new commissioner? - lets see Essex Police get on top of their game and start being pro-active about ALL crime!
"Limited resources" thought the Government said crime was falling. Not on Canvey, yet another armed robbery today and not anywhere in this area either it seems.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Oh that's all right then - target bike thieves and whores! And leave the knife crime and armed hold-ups to whom????? I think the priorities are a bit wrong - stop the violent crime and start locking these scumbags up and the lower levels of crime will fall. Before you all start - I am not condoning bike theft and if I had had one stolen I wouldn't be too pleased either but if they have limited resources then lets prioriteise the violent stuff. We have a new commissioner? - lets see Essex Police get on top of their game and start being pro-active about ALL crime![/p][/quote]"Limited resources" thought the Government said crime was falling. Not on Canvey, yet another armed robbery today and not anywhere in this area either it seems. John T Pharro
  • Score: 2

6:05pm Mon 19 Nov 12

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

I never leave my bike locked up anywhere, too many thieving junkies around, if i go somewhere i cant take it then i keep it at home, and when riding it ive always something in my pocket should anybody be stupid enough to try taking it from me, they will be walking home naked with socket wrench dents in their head so deep they will be able to unscrew bolts with them
I never leave my bike locked up anywhere, too many thieving junkies around, if i go somewhere i cant take it then i keep it at home, and when riding it ive always something in my pocket should anybody be stupid enough to try taking it from me, they will be walking home naked with socket wrench dents in their head so deep they will be able to unscrew bolts with them SpiffSpaffington1984
  • Score: 3

6:18pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

We must stop believing Spin crime is not falling it is just people are now not reporting crime for a multitude of reasons.

It is not the fault of the actual Police Officer it is the fault of the system, it is easy to be an armchair policy maker but in reality not one single Police Chief can take figures like that and do nothing.

It is ignorant to say violent crime takes priority when you have reducing resources and a demoralized Service, and Politicians that say crime is falling as a result of information gained through statistics.

Those same statistics are used to judge police forces by the same politicians that want low crime stats to make them look wonderful.

As a result if you have 70 crimes committed in one month that is very high if you compare that with two Brothel raids which is not a recordable crime until a court conviction is gained or two cases of violent crime with no crime reported what offence would you tackle taking into account the requirement of statistics to keep politicians off your back so they can gain votes.

It does not take much to know SOLVE THE CURRENT CRIME WAVE.
Which is cycle theft.

It is a scandal that so many cycles are stolen the effect on a community is bad the effect on a family is a disaster and the cost of replacement can be beyond most families budget.

Stop Blaming the Police start blaming :

Politicians
The Criminal Justice System
The social reformers who care more about criminals than victims.

And Good luck Nick Alston who has become Mission Impossible PCC
We must stop believing Spin crime is not falling it is just people are now not reporting crime for a multitude of reasons. It is not the fault of the actual Police Officer it is the fault of the system, it is easy to be an armchair policy maker but in reality not one single Police Chief can take figures like that and do nothing. It is ignorant to say violent crime takes priority when you have reducing resources and a demoralized Service, and Politicians that say crime is falling as a result of information gained through statistics. Those same statistics are used to judge police forces by the same politicians that want low crime stats to make them look wonderful. As a result if you have 70 crimes committed in one month that is very high if you compare that with two Brothel raids which is not a recordable crime until a court conviction is gained or two cases of violent crime with no crime reported what offence would you tackle taking into account the requirement of statistics to keep politicians off your back so they can gain votes. It does not take much to know SOLVE THE CURRENT CRIME WAVE. Which is cycle theft. It is a scandal that so many cycles are stolen the effect on a community is bad the effect on a family is a disaster and the cost of replacement can be beyond most families budget. Stop Blaming the Police start blaming : Politicians The Criminal Justice System The social reformers who care more about criminals than victims. And Good luck Nick Alston who has become Mission Impossible PCC Brunning999
  • Score: 6

6:20pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Test Tickle says...

Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us.

We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?
Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us. We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it? Test Tickle
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Test Tickle wrote:
Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us.

We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?
When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.
[quote][p][bold]Test Tickle[/bold] wrote: Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us. We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?[/p][/quote]When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious. Shoebury_Cyclist
  • Score: -2

6:39pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Test Tickle says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Test Tickle wrote:
Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us.

We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?
When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.
Yes I see your point but faced with a choice of having the Police preventing my bike from being stolen or preventing me from being stabbed I know which one I would prefer, it's all about priority.
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Test Tickle[/bold] wrote: Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us. We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?[/p][/quote]When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.[/p][/quote]Yes I see your point but faced with a choice of having the Police preventing my bike from being stolen or preventing me from being stabbed I know which one I would prefer, it's all about priority. Test Tickle
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Mon 19 Nov 12

reptile says...

That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.
That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them. reptile
  • Score: -7

6:54pm Mon 19 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Test Tickle wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Test Tickle wrote:
Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us.

We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?
When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.
Yes I see your point but faced with a choice of having the Police preventing my bike from being stolen or preventing me from being stabbed I know which one I would prefer, it's all about priority.
Do you seriously think you would get either?
[quote][p][bold]Test Tickle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Test Tickle[/bold] wrote: Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us. We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?[/p][/quote]When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.[/p][/quote]Yes I see your point but faced with a choice of having the Police preventing my bike from being stolen or preventing me from being stabbed I know which one I would prefer, it's all about priority.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously think you would get either? John T Pharro
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6:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Test Tickle says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Test Tickle wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Test Tickle wrote:
Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us.

We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?
When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.
Yes I see your point but faced with a choice of having the Police preventing my bike from being stolen or preventing me from being stabbed I know which one I would prefer, it's all about priority.
Do you seriously think you would get either?
To be honest, no I don't but I think the People should be given a glimmer of hope as we don't have much else.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Test Tickle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Test Tickle[/bold] wrote: Is this for real? setting thier sights on bike thieves with so much serious crime going on around us. We used to have the best Police force in the World...what the hell happend to it?[/p][/quote]When a bike worth almost £2000 is stolen - and many bikes are worth that and more these days - that's pretty serious.[/p][/quote]Yes I see your point but faced with a choice of having the Police preventing my bike from being stolen or preventing me from being stabbed I know which one I would prefer, it's all about priority.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously think you would get either?[/p][/quote]To be honest, no I don't but I think the People should be given a glimmer of hope as we don't have much else. Test Tickle
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

I am not a cyclist - I appreciate that bikes have a high value. If a bike is stored, left or randomly propped against a lamppost and gets stolen, there has to be an onus on the owner to make sure that the bike, wherever it is at any time is open to be stolen; akin to leaving your car unlocked, engine running for a quick pop to the shop as has been recorded recently has to be a consideration. So, when the bike is left for a long time at the station, for example whose responsibility does it become? I notice to SBC's credit ( am I saying this?) that there are now in Leigh for example secure rings for bikes - anything to stop them riding on the pavement! There is no solution, has been going on for years and a sad reflection of the total denigration of social behaviour in Southend and elsewhere!
I am not a cyclist - I appreciate that bikes have a high value. If a bike is stored, left or randomly propped against a lamppost and gets stolen, there has to be an onus on the owner to make sure that the bike, wherever it is at any time is open to be stolen; akin to leaving your car unlocked, engine running for a quick pop to the shop as has been recorded recently has to be a consideration. So, when the bike is left for a long time at the station, for example whose responsibility does it become? I notice to SBC's credit ( am I saying this?) that there are now in Leigh for example secure rings for bikes - anything to stop them riding on the pavement! There is no solution, has been going on for years and a sad reflection of the total denigration of social behaviour in Southend and elsewhere! Olivia2847
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Mon 19 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

reptile wrote:
That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.
Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.
[quote][p][bold]reptile[/bold] wrote: That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.[/p][/quote]Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer. KonArtist
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

KonArtist wrote:
reptile wrote:
That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.
Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.
Hence the very serious unreported accident in Leigh Road where a cyclist riding on the pavement ploughed into a lady crossing the road. I walk everywhere Kon Man .....
[quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reptile[/bold] wrote: That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.[/p][/quote]Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.[/p][/quote]Hence the very serious unreported accident in Leigh Road where a cyclist riding on the pavement ploughed into a lady crossing the road. I walk everywhere Kon Man ..... Olivia2847
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8:21pm Mon 19 Nov 12

tenant says...

With ref to the bikes that have been stolen, my son left his bike locked up out side his college when he come out it was gone, not only does he need his bike to get back and forth to college he also does a paper round to earn his self pocket money for things he needs for college, the bike he bought his self from his hard earned money. so look forward to the Police paroling these areas and preventing another persons bike from being stolen, by the low life scum
With ref to the bikes that have been stolen, my son left his bike locked up out side his college when he come out it was gone, not only does he need his bike to get back and forth to college he also does a paper round to earn his self pocket money for things he needs for college, the bike he bought his self from his hard earned money. so look forward to the Police paroling these areas and preventing another persons bike from being stolen, by the low life scum tenant
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Mon 19 Nov 12

tenant says...

With ref to the bikes that have been stolen, my son left his bike locked up out side his college when he come out it was gone, not only does he need his bike to get back and forth to college he also does a paper round to earn his self pocket money for things he needs for college, the bike he bought his self from his hard earned money. so look forward to the Police paroling these areas and preventing another persons bike from being stolen, by the low life scum
With ref to the bikes that have been stolen, my son left his bike locked up out side his college when he come out it was gone, not only does he need his bike to get back and forth to college he also does a paper round to earn his self pocket money for things he needs for college, the bike he bought his self from his hard earned money. so look forward to the Police paroling these areas and preventing another persons bike from being stolen, by the low life scum tenant
  • Score: 2

8:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sosad 1 says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
I am not a cyclist - I appreciate that bikes have a high value. If a bike is stored, left or randomly propped against a lamppost and gets stolen, there has to be an onus on the owner to make sure that the bike, wherever it is at any time is open to be stolen; akin to leaving your car unlocked, engine running for a quick pop to the shop as has been recorded recently has to be a consideration. So, when the bike is left for a long time at the station, for example whose responsibility does it become? I notice to SBC's credit ( am I saying this?) that there are now in Leigh for example secure rings for bikes - anything to stop them riding on the pavement! There is no solution, has been going on for years and a sad reflection of the total denigration of social behaviour in Southend and elsewhere!
olivia you are so right never thougt i would agree with you this time its diffrent the old bill still treat bike theft as a joke if it was a was car nicked they be straight round but a push bike we will give you a crime number for insurerance i dont give a hoot whos in charge now but its getting worse
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I am not a cyclist - I appreciate that bikes have a high value. If a bike is stored, left or randomly propped against a lamppost and gets stolen, there has to be an onus on the owner to make sure that the bike, wherever it is at any time is open to be stolen; akin to leaving your car unlocked, engine running for a quick pop to the shop as has been recorded recently has to be a consideration. So, when the bike is left for a long time at the station, for example whose responsibility does it become? I notice to SBC's credit ( am I saying this?) that there are now in Leigh for example secure rings for bikes - anything to stop them riding on the pavement! There is no solution, has been going on for years and a sad reflection of the total denigration of social behaviour in Southend and elsewhere![/p][/quote]olivia you are so right never thougt i would agree with you this time its diffrent the old bill still treat bike theft as a joke if it was a was car nicked they be straight round but a push bike we will give you a crime number for insurerance i dont give a hoot whos in charge now but its getting worse sosad 1
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Mon 19 Nov 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

How are people saying bike theft is not serious? my bike is the single most expensive item in my house apart from my watch, what i don't understand is how with cctv covering our every move 70 bikes can go missing from a small area in a compressed amount of time, and no one is on film or caught in the act.
How are people saying bike theft is not serious? my bike is the single most expensive item in my house apart from my watch, what i don't understand is how with cctv covering our every move 70 bikes can go missing from a small area in a compressed amount of time, and no one is on film or caught in the act. notinwestcliffanymore
  • Score: 0

10:14pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
KonArtist wrote:
reptile wrote:
That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.
Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.
Hence the very serious unreported accident in Leigh Road where a cyclist riding on the pavement ploughed into a lady crossing the road. I walk everywhere Kon Man .....
"Hence the story I just made up…"

Fixed that for you. ;)
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reptile[/bold] wrote: That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.[/p][/quote]Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.[/p][/quote]Hence the very serious unreported accident in Leigh Road where a cyclist riding on the pavement ploughed into a lady crossing the road. I walk everywhere Kon Man .....[/p][/quote]"Hence the story I just made up…" Fixed that for you. ;) Shoebury_Cyclist
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8:37am Tue 20 Nov 12

E4fella says...

Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs.

Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.
Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs. Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless. E4fella
  • Score: 0

10:15am Tue 20 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

E4fella wrote:
Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs.

Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.
Agreed. But if you challenge the offender and lay a finger on him, then he will be the victim, and you will be the suspect. Welcome to the wonderful land of Great Britain.
[quote][p][bold]E4fella[/bold] wrote: Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs. Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.[/p][/quote]Agreed. But if you challenge the offender and lay a finger on him, then he will be the victim, and you will be the suspect. Welcome to the wonderful land of Great Britain. KonArtist
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2:05pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Ugly says...

KonArtist wrote:
E4fella wrote:
Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs.

Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.
Agreed. But if you challenge the offender and lay a finger on him, then he will be the victim, and you will be the suspect. Welcome to the wonderful land of Great Britain.
Only if you get caught.

I have had items stolen from my rear garden 7 times in 18 months, the police, as previously said, can't or won't do anything.

I have names of two who have were seen riding my sons bike, we gave the police this info and they have done NOTHING again. So I am in the process of tracking them down.

So when an article like this pops up, it annoys the crap out of me, why aren't they bothered about the 7 times I have had items stolen (mostly push bikes), is it because I don't live in the more affluent areas of the County.
[quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E4fella[/bold] wrote: Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs. Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.[/p][/quote]Agreed. But if you challenge the offender and lay a finger on him, then he will be the victim, and you will be the suspect. Welcome to the wonderful land of Great Britain.[/p][/quote]Only if you get caught. I have had items stolen from my rear garden 7 times in 18 months, the police, as previously said, can't or won't do anything. I have names of two who have were seen riding my sons bike, we gave the police this info and they have done NOTHING again. So I am in the process of tracking them down. So when an article like this pops up, it annoys the crap out of me, why aren't they bothered about the 7 times I have had items stolen (mostly push bikes), is it because I don't live in the more affluent areas of the County. Ugly
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Tue 20 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Ugly wrote:
KonArtist wrote:
E4fella wrote:
Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs.

Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.
Agreed. But if you challenge the offender and lay a finger on him, then he will be the victim, and you will be the suspect. Welcome to the wonderful land of Great Britain.
Only if you get caught.

I have had items stolen from my rear garden 7 times in 18 months, the police, as previously said, can't or won't do anything.

I have names of two who have were seen riding my sons bike, we gave the police this info and they have done NOTHING again. So I am in the process of tracking them down.

So when an article like this pops up, it annoys the crap out of me, why aren't they bothered about the 7 times I have had items stolen (mostly push bikes), is it because I don't live in the more affluent areas of the County.
Well our new Police Commissioner will have plenty of issues like this to address won't he?
Mind you off to a bad start emailed him about the armed robberies on Canvey and asked him to contact me. Even asked our MP to do the same.
Guess what? Not even an acknowledgement from either.
So is this yet another post with a nice big salary and no chance of the public being able to get his help, the very thing he was supposed to be elected for?
[quote][p][bold]Ugly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E4fella[/bold] wrote: Don't get too concerned everyone... I mean what are Essex police actually going to do..? Up patrols in the area..? Prevent crime by putting a toothless PCSO next to the bike racks..? Essex police are skint. You really think they have the money to start an operation on theft of pedal cycles...? This is minor crime and is not a priority of theirs. Your expensive bikes go to the gumtree website and are sold off cheap As chips by some little 'brat' if you ring the police they still can't help you. Track down and find yourself Essex police are useless.[/p][/quote]Agreed. But if you challenge the offender and lay a finger on him, then he will be the victim, and you will be the suspect. Welcome to the wonderful land of Great Britain.[/p][/quote]Only if you get caught. I have had items stolen from my rear garden 7 times in 18 months, the police, as previously said, can't or won't do anything. I have names of two who have were seen riding my sons bike, we gave the police this info and they have done NOTHING again. So I am in the process of tracking them down. So when an article like this pops up, it annoys the crap out of me, why aren't they bothered about the 7 times I have had items stolen (mostly push bikes), is it because I don't live in the more affluent areas of the County.[/p][/quote]Well our new Police Commissioner will have plenty of issues like this to address won't he? Mind you off to a bad start emailed him about the armed robberies on Canvey and asked him to contact me. Even asked our MP to do the same. Guess what? Not even an acknowledgement from either. So is this yet another post with a nice big salary and no chance of the public being able to get his help, the very thing he was supposed to be elected for? John T Pharro
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6:14pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Keptquiettillnow says...

Southend Hospital can be added to the list for bike thieves. I know at least two people who have lost their bikes.
Southend Hospital can be added to the list for bike thieves. I know at least two people who have lost their bikes. Keptquiettillnow
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7:58pm Tue 20 Nov 12

jolllyboy says...

When you have so much daytime crime in southend (not all reported in the echo) and around it makes no sense to give priority to theft unless it is burglary.
When you have so much daytime crime in southend (not all reported in the echo) and around it makes no sense to give priority to theft unless it is burglary. jolllyboy
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11:03pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Antonius says...

KonArtist wrote:
reptile wrote:
That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.
Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.
Too true.

I will cycle on the pavement as long as there are no pedestrians about.
If there are I will give them a wide berth and slow down or stop.

It just needs a little common sense.
[quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reptile[/bold] wrote: That should be 70 bikes off the pavements, seems the thieves are doing the police's work for them.[/p][/quote]Im a regular cyclist myself. People that complain about people riding on paths are people that never cycle because they are too lazy or fat. Well thats my theory anyway. But given the choice of cycling on the road or path, I would choose the path, as most people would. Why? Because now adays there are too many dangerous drivers at the wheel. What would you rather, cycle on the path, with a very, very, small possibilty of being stopped and given a fine of £30, or recieve live changing injuries or dead? Im not going to even say the one ill prefer.[/p][/quote]Too true. I will cycle on the pavement as long as there are no pedestrians about. If there are I will give them a wide berth and slow down or stop. It just needs a little common sense. Antonius
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