Helpless owner watches on as bike thief rides away

Helpless owner watches on as bike thief rides away

Helpless owner watches on as bike thief rides away

First published in Echo News
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A BRAZEN thief stole a pushbike while its owner watched on.

The man left the pale green bike unattended and unlocked outside Robert Michael Estate Agents, in Hart Road, Benfleet, while he went into the office.

He then saw a man get on it before riding off down Dark Lane.

Investigating Officer PC Alun Causaker said: "It is a populated area with lots of shops and traffic. Somebody must have seen something.”

The man is described as a white, about 16-20 years old, slim build, between 5ft 9ins and 5 ft 11 inches tall, and was wearing a black woolly hat with a red band around it, a black jacket and grey jogging bottoms.

The bike is described as an ‘old heavy one’ which has a pale green frame, no mudguard on the front but has a black and silver one on the rear. It also has a ‘D’ lock on the front of the handlebars (not in use) and also has the word ‘Lizard’ on the frame with a picture of a lizard on it.

It happened at 12.40pm on Thursday, April 24.

Anybody with any information contact Pc Alun Causaker on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:45pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Nelly99 says...

Non story of the week. Man steals cr*ppy old bike. Try the scrapyard. Police spokeman says "Someone must have seen something" Brilliant. Yeah they saw a spotty oik riding away on a sh*ite bike!
Non story of the week. Man steals cr*ppy old bike. Try the scrapyard. Police spokeman says "Someone must have seen something" Brilliant. Yeah they saw a spotty oik riding away on a sh*ite bike! Nelly99
  • Score: -1

2:46pm Fri 25 Apr 14

the25man says...

Well it only take a few seconds to get on a bike. Should have locked it. Being an old type bike it will probably be dumped
Well it only take a few seconds to get on a bike. Should have locked it. Being an old type bike it will probably be dumped the25man
  • Score: -3

3:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

kathy says...

Nelly99 wrote:
Non story of the week. Man steals cr*ppy old bike. Try the scrapyard. Police spokeman says "Someone must have seen something" Brilliant. Yeah they saw a spotty oik riding away on a sh*ite bike!
So unless it's new shiny & expensive it doesn't matter? I thought it was theft if someone takes something not belonging to them, I didn't realise there are conditions attached!
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: Non story of the week. Man steals cr*ppy old bike. Try the scrapyard. Police spokeman says "Someone must have seen something" Brilliant. Yeah they saw a spotty oik riding away on a sh*ite bike![/p][/quote]So unless it's new shiny & expensive it doesn't matter? I thought it was theft if someone takes something not belonging to them, I didn't realise there are conditions attached! kathy
  • Score: 14

3:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Lock it or lose it.
Lock it or lose it. VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 5

4:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

Crime is going down dont you know. If he had tried to stop him he would be had up for assault. Life today sucks.
Crime is going down dont you know. If he had tried to stop him he would be had up for assault. Life today sucks. jolllyboy
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Sat 26 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

how did they know he was brazilian ? did he ride off juggling a football on his head ?
how did they know he was brazilian ? did he ride off juggling a football on his head ? pembury53
  • Score: 0

1:40pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Starbuck 8757 says...

pembury53 wrote:
how did they know he was brazilian ? did he ride off juggling a football on his head ?
'A brazen thief' - Read slower.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: how did they know he was brazilian ? did he ride off juggling a football on his head ?[/p][/quote]'A brazen thief' - Read slower. Starbuck 8757
  • Score: 0

7:33pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

pembury53 wrote:
how did they know he was brazilian ? did he ride off juggling a football on his head ?
Go to specsavers...
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: how did they know he was brazilian ? did he ride off juggling a football on his head ?[/p][/quote]Go to specsavers... Nowthatsworthknowing
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