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Post by kat. » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 4:20 pm

I'm so angry/upset, I feel I need to write to get this off my chest. :mad:

My son and I had our bikes locked together in the basement carpark of our Starville condo - HAD being the word as some b______ has nicked the two of them.
I now feel foolish for being too trustworthy, they were chained together though.
The guards asked my son what his favourite number was last Tuesday on his way home from school, he thought this was a bit odd and now wonders if the two incidents are connected.
My son is devastated - he loves his bike and even gets his Mountain Biking UK subscription sent out here. I'm upset cos this was my first ever bike, I got it for my Christmas last year and I was very proud of it. Yes, they were nice bikes, which we saved up for. I wonder when we will be able to afford to replace them and if the thief considered that.
Anyway, I understand that we'll never see them again, but just in case. If you see a brown Kona shred or a ladies red and white Giant, please let me know!!
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Post by muratkorman » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 4:40 pm

I also heard from a neighbour in my condo, some bikes have been stolen and of course the guards were accused. Usually nothing comes up after all. If you contact your condo management, giving details about the estimated time of stealing, you can at least trace who were the guards at that time. Perhaps nothing will come up, but you make the management be warned about this situation. I would suggest buying a cheap bike which they sell in big supermarkets. That would only cost you around 100 SGD and it still gives you the mobility.
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Post by Bonbon » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 5:49 pm

Sorry to hear that Kat. :(

But I have also been warned by my Moutain biking friends, that NEVER ever leave your bikes out of your sight, especially if the bike is the branded one, even if it's chainlocked, the thieft could easily take the wheels off, and sell them for $10 or something ridiculous, yet we 'll have to replace the tyres for like 10 times as much!

My friend's bike was about $3k , he's a fantastic mountain biker, and even use a cover to cover up the bike, then one day it was just gone!

Bikes here are reasonably priced in comparision to UK (personal opinion). You and you have quite a variety , asian imported, us imported as well....better luck next time !

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Post by kat. » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:17 am

Thanks for your comments. I feel better after having a moan!!
We put up 'missing' posters last night but the guards took them all down. Pity they were not more vigilant when it came to the security!
Next time I think we will keep our bikes on our balcony, 12th floor! Bit of a hassle getting them up in the lift though.
This has been a very costly lesson, hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.
Kat.

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Post by zjules » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 1:03 pm

not sure about your condo, but in mine, they would have to have been carried out past the guards and numerous security cameras to get out... I thought most condos would have security cameras?

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Post by prkravi » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 1:08 pm

Yes, most condos have security cameras. Check if yours has too, and make some noise about it! Dont just let it go down the drain.
If you have valid receipts, then you could probably also lodge a complaint, not that it will bring your bike back, but it might actually send some shivers down the guys around there. And who knows how your luck might turn up? So go about making some noise.

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Post by Superglide » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 1:28 pm

kat. wrote:We put up 'missing' posters last night but the guards took them all down.
Why? On what grounds? Who are they to take them down? Sounds fishy.

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Post by muratkorman » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 1:40 pm

As the other members suggest, you should make some noise over this. Start talking with your condo management and ask about security cameras. There should be some CCTV recordings and at least try to learn who were the guards during that period.
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Post by kat. » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 2:23 pm

Superglide wrote:
kat. wrote:We put up 'missing' posters last night but the guards took them all down.
Why? On what grounds? Who are they to take them down? Sounds fishy.
The posters were taken down because according to the guard - we would need to get permission from the management office first and posters might annoy other residents :o I really wanted to inform all other residents so the same would not happen to them. Plus on the off chance someone had seen something.
My partner did speak to the management office last night. They hadn't tried to solve anything. We did inform them that the bikes were missing on Thursday evening. They said the cameras were not in the position where we had parked our bikes! Andy did remind them that the cameras are situated where the traffic goes in and out of the basement. So we are now waiting to hear back from them, he asked them to look into the camera tapes.
Do not hold out much hope as nobody at the condo seems 'bovered'.
Kat.
ps. thanks for your support

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Post by Superglide » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 2:34 pm

Sounds like somebody didnot do a good job in the condo then...

Completely agree that the cameras should have registered the theft at the exit.

Hope the management comittee will indeed get their act together and check the tapes.

If not, I'd pressure them with lacking responsibility and I would most certainly again hang those posters in the meantime.

These dumbass guards seem to be afraid of loosing face once again, instead of being supportive.

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Post by prkravi » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 4:02 pm

All these excuses like cameras not being in position makes it very very Fishy! Try talking to the management that you intend to bring the cops over! And why not? You have a valid situation; you bought something with hard earned money and had it parked in the premises, for which you are PAYING (Including the so called security services that were to be provided by these fishy guards) so you deserve an answer!

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Post by astr » Wed, 03 Oct 2007 10:43 pm

](*,)

my bike just got stolen as well. was parked right outsited my apartment....used the strongest lock i could find.

everytime time i return home i look at wer it was parked n im actually expecting to find it there...(silly!)

tis tis :shit:

p.s.- & like dats not bad enough...some1 stole my shoes as well!?!?!?
what the heck was that all about!!!!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Oct 2007 11:32 pm

astr wrote:](*,)

my bike just got stolen as well. was parked right outsited my apartment....used the strongest lock i could find.

everytime time i return home i look at wer it was parked n im actually expecting to find it there...(silly!)

tis tis :shit:

p.s.- & like dats not bad enough...some1 stole my shoes as well!?!?!?
what the heck was that all about!!!!!
Yup, I see they stole your spelling dictionary as well. :(
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 9:44 am

astr,

Thank you for the following PM:
astr wrote:feel this urge to remind you to grow up n get a life......but i just couldnt be bothered.

:roll:

(& i do know how OLD u really are)
The sword cuts both ways. You should grow up and start writing like an adult and not a 12 year old secondary school girl. Of course, then again, maybe you ARE only 12. If so I apologize. As far as my age is concerned, everybody on this forum knows my age? So?

If you couldn't be bothered they why did you send me a PM. Takes the same length of time as posting a reply here? #-o
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Jiff » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 12:28 pm

Yep it happens.
I have a mate who lives just off Swiss Club Road, he has had bikes nicked twice (two bikes each time) from his freestanding house. Locked with humongous chains - the b****rs cut the chains, hoisted them over his gate and likely on the the back of a small lorry.
I have a 6K road bike, and that baby sleeps in my room.
My buddy got insurance back on his, including accessories, speedo etc..but he didnt manage to claim for the special John Deer saddle he had fitted for his ample frame.
I agree with the others, get the camera footage - someone a**hole is hiding something. But whats the bet, now some time has passed they'll say "after a week the tape is erased" :x .
Good luck.
Jiff

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