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Attempted motorcycle theft, Derwent Grove

Last night, 4 guys on 2 scooters. They were using an angle grinder to go through the lock on my Vespa, at around 2am.

Luckily my wife and our neighbours all woke up, and one was taking photos of the perps and their scooters.

When I opened my door my dogs scared them off (or the sight of me in my pants). 3 police cars responded, then went looking for them.

The police are taking a much more active interest in this sort of thing than they did a few years ago, as these perps are subsequently doing much worse with the bikes they steal.

Anyway, lock them up, with alarms and multiple layers.
rcmacf Wrote:

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> Last night, 4 guys on 2 scooters. They were using
> an angle grinder to go through the lock on my
> Vespa, at around 2am.
>
> Luckily my wife and our neighbours all woke up,
> and one was taking photos of the perps and their
> scooters.
>
> When I opened my door my dogs scared them off (or
> the sight of me in my pants). 3 police cars
> responded, then went looking for them.
>
> The police are taking a much more active interest
> in this sort of thing than they did a few years
> ago, as these perps are subsequently doing much
> worse with the bikes they steal.
>
> Anyway, lock them up, with alarms and multiple
> layers.


can we get some pics posted please.. seems like a pattern of thefts with scooters recently |& sooner these scumbags are caught the better

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Kvy B
Sorry to hear that!

May I ask what lock it was? I think the best ones are the Almax and Pragmasis one (both British brands).
If your bedroom is close to where you park your Vespa, a lock with a loud alarm might be useful (but it can be muffled), or, better yet, one which causes a remote in your room to go off (they can't muffle that). I posted about it in another thread, but can't remember the name of the product now. I also have a GPS tracker (Alltrac), but, depending on the battery of your Vespa, that might drain a scooter's battery too quickly.
It was an Oxford magnum d lock. I have my own angle grinder and I tried it on the remains. Took less than 2 minutes.
I can thoroughly recommend Squire padlock and chain combo.

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