Mum 'sickened' by bike theft

Warrington Guardian: The stolen BMX The stolen BMX

A MUM is appealing for help in finding a bike stolen from her 11-year-old son.

Gemma Clark, of Rosewood Avenue, Padgate, said she is ‘sickened’ by the theft.

The Wethepeople Arcade 2012 BMX, worth £350, was stolen from an address on Rudloe Court between 4.15pm and 5pm on Friday.

Mrs Clark’s son had been visiting a friend and left it in the garden.

She said: “I got it for him as a present as he was diagnosed with ADHD last year.

“He’s battling that and got really high SAT results, so I got him the bike.

“I told him to keep it safe and he doesn’t know why he left it.

“But I’m sickened that someone could take it.”

Police are investigating.

The bike is black, has stunt pegs that are scratched and black rims.

Anyone with information can call Warrington East NPU on 101.

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7:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

informationunknown says...

Hold on a minute, you buy your son a £350 bike, and he leaves it in a front garden. Why has this been made a news story? It was his own fault. Maybe if he took care of his expensive belongings, then this wouldn't have happened.
Hold on a minute, you buy your son a £350 bike, and he leaves it in a front garden. Why has this been made a news story? It was his own fault. Maybe if he took care of his expensive belongings, then this wouldn't have happened. informationunknown

8:44pm Mon 16 Dec 13

sick&tired says...

I am trying to find the bike! Never mind why he left it in a garden what about the scumbag who stole it????! Its bad when we can't even leave our belongings without someone else coming along and stealing it. My son deserved the bike after the yr he'd had and I worked hard to get it for him!
I am trying to find the bike! Never mind why he left it in a garden what about the scumbag who stole it????! Its bad when we can't even leave our belongings without someone else coming along and stealing it. My son deserved the bike after the yr he'd had and I worked hard to get it for him! sick&tired

10:32pm Mon 16 Dec 13

MAD 4 IT says...

IN THIS DAY AND AGE SURELY HE SHOULD HAVE A BIKE "LOCK" THEY ARE ONLY A FEW POUND !
IN THIS DAY AND AGE SURELY HE SHOULD HAVE A BIKE "LOCK" THEY ARE ONLY A FEW POUND ! MAD 4 IT

10:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

sick&tired says...

Isn't it nice how you are commenting about how an 11 yr old should 'lock' up his bike in his friends garden whilst he's in the house......I'd like to hear your thoughts about the person or people who think they can take whats not theirs in the first place......or can we all just go around stealing other peoples' belongings?!
Isn't it nice how you are commenting about how an 11 yr old should 'lock' up his bike in his friends garden whilst he's in the house......I'd like to hear your thoughts about the person or people who think they can take whats not theirs in the first place......or can we all just go around stealing other peoples' belongings?! sick&tired

12:51am Tue 17 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

Will keep my eyes open. Stolen bikes travel all over the uk before being sold. Hope it was registered? Otherwise I fear you'll never see it again as I can't imagine the police having much to id it on.

Keep an eye on gumtree etc...

http://www.gumtree.c
om/p/cars-vans-motor
bikes/wethepeople-ar
cade-bmx/1042061943
Will keep my eyes open. Stolen bikes travel all over the uk before being sold. Hope it was registered? Otherwise I fear you'll never see it again as I can't imagine the police having much to id it on. Keep an eye on gumtree etc... http://www.gumtree.c om/p/cars-vans-motor bikes/wethepeople-ar cade-bmx/1042061943 Brick Bazooka

12:56am Tue 17 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

Also google stolen bikes list uk

plenty of sites/forums where you can raise awareness,
Also google stolen bikes list uk plenty of sites/forums where you can raise awareness, Brick Bazooka

9:51am Tue 17 Dec 13

jonesy1980 says...

If you don't even attempt to keep something that's worth £350 secure then you are asking for trouble really.

I've been on the receiving end myself recently after locking up outside Orford Jubilee during an early morning swim - some cheeky git went through my lock in broad daylight with a heavy duty bolt cutter in full view of CCTV. If people want stuff they will take it, but you have to at least give yourself a fighting chance instead of rolling out the red carpet for these scum bags....
If you don't even attempt to keep something that's worth £350 secure then you are asking for trouble really. I've been on the receiving end myself recently after locking up outside Orford Jubilee during an early morning swim - some cheeky git went through my lock in broad daylight with a heavy duty bolt cutter in full view of CCTV. If people want stuff they will take it, but you have to at least give yourself a fighting chance instead of rolling out the red carpet for these scum bags.... jonesy1980

12:07pm Tue 17 Dec 13

AJH123 says...

It really sickens me when people feel they can just walk onto someone elses property and take what they like. Its obvious that this is a childs bike and surley the low life who stole it must understand how upsetting this would be for a child.
"informationunknown" stop having a pop, the child is 11 years old!!!! how security concious were you at that age? I'm glad this made the paper because hopefully someone will recognise the bike or may have been offered it and there is a chance, however slim, that the bike gets returned to its rightfull owner and the scumbag that stole it gets brought to justice.
It really sickens me when people feel they can just walk onto someone elses property and take what they like. Its obvious that this is a childs bike and surley the low life who stole it must understand how upsetting this would be for a child. "informationunknown" stop having a pop, the child is 11 years old!!!! how security concious were you at that age? I'm glad this made the paper because hopefully someone will recognise the bike or may have been offered it and there is a chance, however slim, that the bike gets returned to its rightfull owner and the scumbag that stole it gets brought to justice. AJH123

1:48pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

jonesy1980 wrote:
If you don't even attempt to keep something that's worth £350 secure then you are asking for trouble really.

I've been on the receiving end myself recently after locking up outside Orford Jubilee during an early morning swim - some cheeky git went through my lock in broad daylight with a heavy duty bolt cutter in full view of CCTV. If people want stuff they will take it, but you have to at least give yourself a fighting chance instead of rolling out the red carpet for these scum bags....
Where in the article does it say it wasn't secure?

About 20 years ago my mountain bike was stolen from college. Fortunately I successfully claimed on my parents house insurance and got a replacement.
[quote][p][bold]jonesy1980[/bold] wrote: If you don't even attempt to keep something that's worth £350 secure then you are asking for trouble really. I've been on the receiving end myself recently after locking up outside Orford Jubilee during an early morning swim - some cheeky git went through my lock in broad daylight with a heavy duty bolt cutter in full view of CCTV. If people want stuff they will take it, but you have to at least give yourself a fighting chance instead of rolling out the red carpet for these scum bags....[/p][/quote]Where in the article does it say it wasn't secure? About 20 years ago my mountain bike was stolen from college. Fortunately I successfully claimed on my parents house insurance and got a replacement. Brick Bazooka

2:46pm Tue 17 Dec 13

The Maestro says...

If you have any of the paper work with such as frame numbers register on immobilse.com and report it stolen on there to, if its found outside of Cheshire the police force that find it can check the database and see its stolen, good luck in finding it and good luck to the police in catching the scumbag that took it
If you have any of the paper work with such as frame numbers register on immobilse.com and report it stolen on there to, if its found outside of Cheshire the police force that find it can check the database and see its stolen, good luck in finding it and good luck to the police in catching the scumbag that took it The Maestro

8:37am Wed 18 Dec 13

nextdoor says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
jonesy1980 wrote: If you don't even attempt to keep something that's worth £350 secure then you are asking for trouble really. I've been on the receiving end myself recently after locking up outside Orford Jubilee during an early morning swim - some cheeky git went through my lock in broad daylight with a heavy duty bolt cutter in full view of CCTV. If people want stuff they will take it, but you have to at least give yourself a fighting chance instead of rolling out the red carpet for these scum bags....
Where in the article does it say it wasn't secure? About 20 years ago my mountain bike was stolen from college. Fortunately I successfully claimed on my parents house insurance and got a replacement.
"Mrs Clark’s son had been visiting a friend and left it in the garden."

Implies it was left in the garden and not locked up.
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonesy1980[/bold] wrote: If you don't even attempt to keep something that's worth £350 secure then you are asking for trouble really. I've been on the receiving end myself recently after locking up outside Orford Jubilee during an early morning swim - some cheeky git went through my lock in broad daylight with a heavy duty bolt cutter in full view of CCTV. If people want stuff they will take it, but you have to at least give yourself a fighting chance instead of rolling out the red carpet for these scum bags....[/p][/quote]Where in the article does it say it wasn't secure? About 20 years ago my mountain bike was stolen from college. Fortunately I successfully claimed on my parents house insurance and got a replacement.[/p][/quote]"Mrs Clark’s son had been visiting a friend and left it in the garden." Implies it was left in the garden and not locked up. nextdoor

8:53am Wed 18 Dec 13

sick&tired says...

Whether it was locked up or not it was on the property of someones house in a garden and no one has the right to enter a property and STEAL what is not theirs!
Whether it was locked up or not it was on the property of someones house in a garden and no one has the right to enter a property and STEAL what is not theirs! sick&tired

3:06pm Wed 18 Dec 13

The Real Brick Bazooka. says...

http://www.argos.co.
uk/static/Product/pa
rtNumber/3335679.htm
?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cg
id:7914371567|tsid:4
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id:46591562807|nw:g|
crid:27988202207|rnd
:56558722074397731|d
vc:c|adp:1o5

I use this one, i still have my bike.
http://www.argos.co. uk/static/Product/pa rtNumber/3335679.htm ?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cg id:7914371567|tsid:4 1259|cid:162019367|l id:46591562807|nw:g| crid:27988202207|rnd :56558722074397731|d vc:c|adp:1o5 I use this one, i still have my bike. The Real Brick Bazooka.

4:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Sell your plasma in the picture and buy him another bike this time with a lock!
Sell your plasma in the picture and buy him another bike this time with a lock! GRUMPY PARENT

6:06pm Wed 18 Dec 13

MAD 4 IT says...

SICK&TIRED OF HEARING YOU MOAN ! LOCK IT ! OR LOSE IT ! TIMES HAVE CHANGED "ADJUST" !! WASTE OF TIME GOING THROUGH YOUR INSURANCE !
SICK&TIRED OF HEARING YOU MOAN ! LOCK IT ! OR LOSE IT ! TIMES HAVE CHANGED "ADJUST" !! WASTE OF TIME GOING THROUGH YOUR INSURANCE ! MAD 4 IT

6:08pm Wed 18 Dec 13

sick&tired says...

Its time parents brought their kids up properly!
Its time parents brought their kids up properly! sick&tired

10:45pm Wed 18 Dec 13

MAD 4 IT says...

STOP MOANING & BUY A "LOCK" FOR THE NEW BIKE !
STOP MOANING & BUY A "LOCK" FOR THE NEW BIKE ! MAD 4 IT

8:22am Thu 19 Dec 13

nikkilou48 says...

So much for the community spirit. You lot make me just as sick as the person who took this young lad's bike. He is a child for goodness sake, Stop being so jugdemental and offer a bit of support instead. I have seen posts regarding this going around facebook, so when I get home, I will share. I sincerely hope he gets it back. Some people unfortunately have no conscience.
So much for the community spirit. You lot make me just as sick as the person who took this young lad's bike. He is a child for goodness sake, Stop being so jugdemental and offer a bit of support instead. I have seen posts regarding this going around facebook, so when I get home, I will share. I sincerely hope he gets it back. Some people unfortunately have no conscience. nikkilou48

8:51am Thu 19 Dec 13

crazybanshee says...

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mysonsbikewasstolenf romasecuredgardenino ctthescumbagswerecau ghtandbeentocourt.ba il.no.bike.no.return .they.are.still.at.l arge.the.police.knew .they.were.thieving. but.did.nothing.hope .you.have.more.luck. than.us crazybanshee

12:08pm Fri 20 Dec 13

The Real Brick Bazooka. says...

ive just bought a bike like the one above for £27 on ebay
ive just bought a bike like the one above for £27 on ebay The Real Brick Bazooka.

1:52pm Fri 20 Dec 13

GRUMPY PARENT says...

The Real Brick Bazooka. wrote:
ive just bought a bike like the one above for £27 on ebay
Get a decent lock off Ebay as well then!
[quote][p][bold]The Real Brick Bazooka.[/bold] wrote: ive just bought a bike like the one above for £27 on ebay[/p][/quote]Get a decent lock off Ebay as well then! GRUMPY PARENT

10:40pm Sat 21 Dec 13

ctuk_WA3 says...

I feel bad for mum & son, but yes, Warrington is full of scumbags/scallies/ch
avs/european immigrants.

Nothing is safe any more, it's wrong that the bike should need to be locked up, yes. But it SHOULD have been locked up.

Broken world.
I feel bad for mum & son, but yes, Warrington is full of scumbags/scallies/ch avs/european immigrants. Nothing is safe any more, it's wrong that the bike should need to be locked up, yes. But it SHOULD have been locked up. Broken world. ctuk_WA3

5:05pm Sun 22 Dec 13

stupot0041 says...

As mentioned in the original article the lad has ADHD. My daughter has also been diagnosed with this, and one of the symptons of this is that they are very forgetful, she forgets practically on a daily basis gloves, hats, coat, school books etc.etc. I know a lot of people are not well informed on this topic and just write the kids off as badly behaved and bad parents but it is a problem with the communication inside the brain. My point is that it's easy to blame him for not locking the bike but to me it looks like a lot of people just accept the fact that things will get stolen from somebodies private garden/property and instead blame the lad, that I find very sad.
In another article everybody has rallied together to help the landlord whose pub flooded but in this case nobody gives a s**t.
As mentioned in the original article the lad has ADHD. My daughter has also been diagnosed with this, and one of the symptons of this is that they are very forgetful, she forgets practically on a daily basis gloves, hats, coat, school books etc.etc. I know a lot of people are not well informed on this topic and just write the kids off as badly behaved and bad parents but it is a problem with the communication inside the brain. My point is that it's easy to blame him for not locking the bike but to me it looks like a lot of people just accept the fact that things will get stolen from somebodies private garden/property and instead blame the lad, that I find very sad. In another article everybody has rallied together to help the landlord whose pub flooded but in this case nobody gives a s**t. stupot0041

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