Thief steals Billy’s noisy motorcycle

Stolen – the Aprilia bike

Stolen – the Aprilia bike

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AYOUNG man is appealing for help after thieves stole his new motorbike.

Billy Day, 20, of Waterside Cottages, Canvey Road, Canvey, was shocked to see his red Aprilia RS 123 motorbike was missing from outside his home when he woke up for work on Thursday morning.

The thieves broke the padlock to steal the bike which Mr Day had only been using for a few weeks.

He said: “I literally woke up and went out ready to go to work and my bike was just not there.

“The chain had been left on the floor and the padlock has been taken. It’s an inconvenience. I now have to find an alternative method to get to work.”

Mr Day had spent £2,000 on the bike and is hoping someone would have heard the bike if it has been driven.

He said: “It’s a loud bike and makes a lot of noise. It is the type of bike that will make your head turn when driving past because of the noise. So I’m hoping someone around would recognise it.

“It was chained twice so they must have cut the lock which they decided to then take with them.”

Mr Day’s mum, Tracey has also been left very frustrated at the incident.

Mrs Day, 40, said: “It was attached to the wheelchair ramp at the front of the house and we just found the chain on the floor.

“We just want anybody around to look out for it. It makes a lot of noise and there is the possibility it has been re-sprayed.”

“He nowhas to get a lift to work so we really need to find it. We’re even offering a reward.”

Police are investigating the incident which happened on Thursday, July 16 and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information, should call Essex Police on 101.

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6:12am Tue 22 Jul 14

danger2013 says...

Bet the neighbors are pleased!! in fact could be suspects?
Bet the neighbors are pleased!! in fact could be suspects? danger2013
  • Score: 47

6:29am Tue 22 Jul 14

John Right says...

Get a push bike..
Get a push bike.. John Right
  • Score: 16

7:03am Tue 22 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

A thief with 'no taste'
A thief with 'no taste' alarminstaller
  • Score: 18

7:30am Tue 22 Jul 14

CaptainBlackadder says...

danger2013 wrote:
Bet the neighbors are pleased!! in fact could be suspects?
My thoughts exactly!
[quote][p][bold]danger2013[/bold] wrote: Bet the neighbors are pleased!! in fact could be suspects?[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly! CaptainBlackadder
  • Score: 30

8:14am Tue 22 Jul 14

morbeous says...

These bikes should be banned. They are nothing but an annoyance. Well done to the thieves.
These bikes should be banned. They are nothing but an annoyance. Well done to the thieves. morbeous
  • Score: 30

8:15am Tue 22 Jul 14

morbeous says...

These bikes should be banned. They are nothing but an annoyance. Well done to the thieves.
These bikes should be banned. They are nothing but an annoyance. Well done to the thieves. morbeous
  • Score: 15

8:58am Tue 22 Jul 14

bazza 1 says...

With any luck, this noisy abomination was stolen by an" Eco Warrior", and has already been recycled into a refrigerator with a low energy rating. There are many bikes like this in Basildon, and you can hear them coming about 20 minutes before they race past, throttle wide open, at 28 miles per hour. Hope it's gone for good, and gives the neighbours a bit of peace.
With any luck, this noisy abomination was stolen by an" Eco Warrior", and has already been recycled into a refrigerator with a low energy rating. There are many bikes like this in Basildon, and you can hear them coming about 20 minutes before they race past, throttle wide open, at 28 miles per hour. Hope it's gone for good, and gives the neighbours a bit of peace. bazza 1
  • Score: 31

9:24am Tue 22 Jul 14

BIRLIS says...

You miserable so and sos! Assuming the bike was legally loud, not over the legal limit, then the poor guy has done nothing wrong. He works, he bought a bike and has now had it stolen. It'll now be harder to get to work and he'll be out of pocket.

Hope it's found in one piece and returned.
You miserable so and sos! Assuming the bike was legally loud, not over the legal limit, then the poor guy has done nothing wrong. He works, he bought a bike and has now had it stolen. It'll now be harder to get to work and he'll be out of pocket. Hope it's found in one piece and returned. BIRLIS
  • Score: -20

9:23am Wed 23 Jul 14

Bettycraven says...

BIRLIS wrote:
You miserable so and sos! Assuming the bike was legally loud, not over the legal limit, then the poor guy has done nothing wrong. He works, he bought a bike and has now had it stolen. It'll now be harder to get to work and he'll be out of pocket.

Hope it's found in one piece and returned.
I completely agree with you here, if everyone thinks it right to steal someone's belongings because they are noisy then great, that means I can go around my neighbourhood stealing everyone's dogs that don't shut up barking day and night!!!!
[quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: You miserable so and sos! Assuming the bike was legally loud, not over the legal limit, then the poor guy has done nothing wrong. He works, he bought a bike and has now had it stolen. It'll now be harder to get to work and he'll be out of pocket. Hope it's found in one piece and returned.[/p][/quote]I completely agree with you here, if everyone thinks it right to steal someone's belongings because they are noisy then great, that means I can go around my neighbourhood stealing everyone's dogs that don't shut up barking day and night!!!! Bettycraven
  • Score: 0

2:31pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Now this really IS me not the idiot who posted as me earlier and fooled you all (and believe me it's not difficult is it?). As you can see, I had the Echo remove this loony and the equally ridiculous reactions to their comments. It wasn't me so you were foiled again!

First of all, I can spell and punctuate but then, those who don't recognise the difference between good English and the drivel posted by juvenile imposters on here are obviously even thicker than I previously thought. I can't help it if you are too stupid or illiterate to see the difference.

There were some very uncharitable remarks made earlier about this unfortunate lad and although I detest noisy mopeds and some of the idiots who abuse the roads - and other motorists - on them, I deplore anybody who sees this as a reason to steal someone else's property.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Personally I think these things should be subjected to noise tests in the same way vehicles are tested for emissions - and anything above a certain level should be made the subject of some form of penalty. Perhaps such a test is already in place. I really don't know. And if it is, nobody is enforcing it.

That said, stealing the thing is not the answer and just transfers the problem elsewhere.

I intensely dislike the chavs in convertibles who drive past my flat with cr@p music blaring but I don't feel compelled to steal their cars.

Lots of idiotic comments from the usual culprits today. Out in force. Must be the weather.

What a pity you couldn't tell a fake from the real thing.
Now this really IS me not the idiot who posted as me earlier and fooled you all (and believe me it's not difficult is it?). As you can see, I had the Echo remove this loony and the equally ridiculous reactions to their comments. It wasn't me so you were foiled again! First of all, I can spell and punctuate but then, those who don't recognise the difference between good English and the drivel posted by juvenile imposters on here are obviously even thicker than I previously thought. I can't help it if you are too stupid or illiterate to see the difference. There were some very uncharitable remarks made earlier about this unfortunate lad and although I detest noisy mopeds and some of the idiots who abuse the roads - and other motorists - on them, I deplore anybody who sees this as a reason to steal someone else's property. Two wrongs don't make a right. Personally I think these things should be subjected to noise tests in the same way vehicles are tested for emissions - and anything above a certain level should be made the subject of some form of penalty. Perhaps such a test is already in place. I really don't know. And if it is, nobody is enforcing it. That said, stealing the thing is not the answer and just transfers the problem elsewhere. I intensely dislike the chavs in convertibles who drive past my flat with cr@p music blaring but I don't feel compelled to steal their cars. Lots of idiotic comments from the usual culprits today. Out in force. Must be the weather. What a pity you couldn't tell a fake from the real thing. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

7:32pm Wed 23 Jul 14

poortaxpayer says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Now this really IS me not the idiot who posted as me earlier and fooled you all (and believe me it's not difficult is it?). As you can see, I had the Echo remove this loony and the equally ridiculous reactions to their comments. It wasn't me so you were foiled again!

First of all, I can spell and punctuate but then, those who don't recognise the difference between good English and the drivel posted by juvenile imposters on here are obviously even thicker than I previously thought. I can't help it if you are too stupid or illiterate to see the difference.

There were some very uncharitable remarks made earlier about this unfortunate lad and although I detest noisy mopeds and some of the idiots who abuse the roads - and other motorists - on them, I deplore anybody who sees this as a reason to steal someone else's property.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Personally I think these things should be subjected to noise tests in the same way vehicles are tested for emissions - and anything above a certain level should be made the subject of some form of penalty. Perhaps such a test is already in place. I really don't know. And if it is, nobody is enforcing it.

That said, stealing the thing is not the answer and just transfers the problem elsewhere.

I intensely dislike the chavs in convertibles who drive past my flat with cr@p music blaring but I don't feel compelled to steal their cars.

Lots of idiotic comments from the usual culprits today. Out in force. Must be the weather.

What a pity you couldn't tell a fake from the real thing.
For Gods sake just shut up.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Now this really IS me not the idiot who posted as me earlier and fooled you all (and believe me it's not difficult is it?). As you can see, I had the Echo remove this loony and the equally ridiculous reactions to their comments. It wasn't me so you were foiled again! First of all, I can spell and punctuate but then, those who don't recognise the difference between good English and the drivel posted by juvenile imposters on here are obviously even thicker than I previously thought. I can't help it if you are too stupid or illiterate to see the difference. There were some very uncharitable remarks made earlier about this unfortunate lad and although I detest noisy mopeds and some of the idiots who abuse the roads - and other motorists - on them, I deplore anybody who sees this as a reason to steal someone else's property. Two wrongs don't make a right. Personally I think these things should be subjected to noise tests in the same way vehicles are tested for emissions - and anything above a certain level should be made the subject of some form of penalty. Perhaps such a test is already in place. I really don't know. And if it is, nobody is enforcing it. That said, stealing the thing is not the answer and just transfers the problem elsewhere. I intensely dislike the chavs in convertibles who drive past my flat with cr@p music blaring but I don't feel compelled to steal their cars. Lots of idiotic comments from the usual culprits today. Out in force. Must be the weather. What a pity you couldn't tell a fake from the real thing.[/p][/quote]For Gods sake just shut up. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 10

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