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messageTwo Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by Mick Mac April 01, 04:31PM

My wife had her bike stolen this afternoon from outside the new Beauty Shop near the small Sainsburys at about 3pm.

Please let us know if you saw any suspicious activity. The bike was a hybrid with a basket on the front.

Last week my daughter had her bike stolen outside Dulwich Library.

Both bikes were locked. Obviously as the locations are close to each other it could be the same thief or gang so please take care with your bikes in that area.

Thx

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by KidKruger April 01, 05:32PM

CCTV from one of shops facing that bike stand ?

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by goldilocks April 02, 01:58PM

Also- would you mind letting us know what type of locks you had on them please? Assuming they were just cut through so would be interested to know what type so I can consider increasing locking on ours?

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by natty01295 April 02, 02:52PM

A lot of Bike/Bicycle Thieves around the Area And *Peckham
* Where mine was Stolen



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 02, 02:54pm by natty01295.

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by Brulysses April 02, 03:14PM

Kryptonite D locks are widely considered to be the best (one on each wheel), although pretty much nothing can stand up to an angle grinder...

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by goldilocks April 02, 03:19PM

Thanks - thats what i have and was hoping it was a sufficient deterrent, but wondered if that was misplaced?



Brulysses Wrote:
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> Kryptonite D locks are widely considered to be the
> best (one on each wheel), although pretty much
> nothing can stand up to an angle grinder...

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by bloodoranges April 02, 03:29PM

Had my bike nicked from outside The Sun of Camberwell, they pulled the actual bike hoop out the ground! bastards

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by ozzy April 02, 04:35PM

Hi Mick Mac what colour was the bike , only I saw a pale green one dumped local to me .

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by intexasatthe moment April 02, 09:44PM

Were they locked to a stand ?

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by louisemurray April 03, 09:00AM

Hi Mick Mac,
Please can we have some more details re locks and where excatly the bikes were parked. Its an area where I often stop and park my bike during the day.
Cheers

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by natty01295 April 03, 11:13AM

What make and model is it Any photos

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by robbin April 03, 12:46PM

Clearly not locked with a Kryptonite D lock - I would venture to suggest. I don't think any self-respecting bike thief would try to angle grind a lock in a place such as that. That's the whole point of them - they take ages and a hell of a lot of noise to cut through. Sounds more like a cable lock - one quick snip and it's rendered useless in 5 seconds.

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by Pugwash April 03, 02:19PM

When hubby had bike - used a kryptonite D lock plus cable locks (on wheels)

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by snowy April 03, 03:16PM

robbin Wrote:
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> Clearly not locked with a Kryptonite D lock - I
> would venture to suggest. I don't think any
> self-respecting bike thief would try to angle
> grind a lock in a place such as that. That's the
> whole point of them - they take ages and a hell of
> a lot of noise to cut through. Sounds more like a
> cable lock - one quick snip and it's rendered
> useless in 5 seconds.

Kryptonites get cut with battery powered angle grinders all the time.

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by FHfriend April 03, 08:58PM

Just saw this on another forum:

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messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by robbin April 04, 06:45PM

snowy Wrote:
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> robbin Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Clearly not locked with a Kryptonite D lock - I
> > would venture to suggest. I don't think any
> > self-respecting bike thief would try to angle
> > grind a lock in a place such as that. That's
> the
> > whole point of them - they take ages and a hell
> of
> > a lot of noise to cut through. Sounds more like
> a
> > cable lock - one quick snip and it's rendered
> > useless in 5 seconds.
>
> Kryptonites get cut with battery powered angle
> grinders all the time.

I very much doubt that happens outside a shop during daytime.

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by Mick Mac April 05, 08:50PM

Sorry all, yes, was locked to a bikerack outside Beauty shop. No CCTV covered that particular spot. Was a normal combination lock in both cases. Thx

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by iluvcake April 06, 05:49PM

My hubby had his bike stolen last week too. It was locked up outside Dulwich cinema

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by snoopy17 April 06, 11:28PM

no one seems to have a decent lock, no wonder your bikes are getting stolen, any type of cable lock is totally useless a scissors could cut them open.

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by tiddles April 06, 11:33PM

So its all their fault is it?

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by goldilocks April 08, 07:49AM

Thanks for letting us know. Hope you can replace them with something good - there have been quite a few ladies bikes on here recently.

To the poster who said 'no wonder your bikes are getting stolen' - whilst its true that combination locks aren't the most secure method, we all know that there are hierarchies of bike theft from opportunistic theft where unlocked bikes are taken on a whim, through to targeted ones and so it was useful to understand what was in play here (and probably some middle ground - ie not walking around with an angle grinder, but also not just opportunistic!)

I also think that until bike theft is taken more seriously - both from a policing perspective (which given cuts will be difficult) but also and more relevant, from second hand trading platforms such as gumtree then moves to get people to use cycling as a more'primary' mode of transport will fail. I cycle to and from school, but as soon as i have to leave my bike in public anywhere i'm reluctant in case it or some component of it has disappeared when i get back.


Mick Mac Wrote:
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> Sorry all, yes, was locked to a bikerack outside
> Beauty shop. No CCTV covered that particular spot.
> Was a normal combination lock in both cases. Thx

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by Townleygreen April 09, 02:02PM

goldilocks....just a thought....

you could get a folding bike which you could take into your workplace and keep it safe inside?

messageRe: Two Stolen Bikes near Dulwich Library
Posted by goldilocks April 09, 03:55PM

I know, that is an option - but its not really work that i'm concerned about - more when i'm out and about going to things like kids parties, shopping, gyms etc. A folding bike would address this for now, though there are a limit as to how many places can accommodate folding bikes and they're also impractical to have with you when you go to places like supermarkets, but it would be nice to feel confident that you could return to it without components having been stripped off!

Anyway - it seems like there aren't a group out there targeting kryptonite type D locks for now on a daily basis so will just stick with that.

Mick Mac - hope you manage to get new bikes and sorry again to hear you had two stolen so close together it really is so annoying!


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