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Steve Farrell  says:

Give up, scumbags: failed Italian job number two

An Italian motorcycle dealership has suffered a second failed theft attempt in six months. CCTV footage shows four thieves spend three minutes breaking into an Aprilia showroom before fleeing. The four are seen arriving on two scooters shortly after 11pm. One cuts through the shop’s metal shutters with a disc grinder while the others keep watch.   Once inside, three struggle...

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

It would be laughable but for the damage they're doing to someone elses property & their own lives when they eventually get caught... are they really so thick to think that spending 5 mins with a cutter on a main street isn't going to attract any of the many passing driver's attention or that, at that time of night, it's going to take much longer for the police to arrive? A thief is a loser... a failed theif is a losers loser.

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andyessex

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andyessex says:

...the RSV4 Factory was a “write-off”

A write-off?  They only broke the steering lock.  It didn't even fall over, just leaned against another bike.

Made of strong stuff these Aprilias...

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davdamos

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davdamos says:

never heard of roadlok until now. something good has come out of this at least, hopefully others who weren't aware of it now are

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Andy_L

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Andy_L says:

write-off

Ever bought spare parts for an Aprilia?  Yep, that'll be why.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Write-off

It might be a case that, in breaking the steering lock, the broke the lug off the frame.  In many cases any damage to a bikes frame constitute an automatic write-off.   

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

I just have a little image in my head of a bunch of squaddies walking by..... Nice thought.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

They

should rig the burglar alarm up to a halon gas fire system. People wouldn't get far enough to break a bike with a few jets of that stuff flooding the room. They'd be trying t get out before they passed out.

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

Dismal steering lock

Doesn't say a lot for the bikes steering lock does it. Let's hope they were knocked off their mopeds by some tosser driving a Range Rover.

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FireBladeRider

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Pathetic

Hope they crashed on the way home! Dirty thieving bastards.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I never

use a steering lock any more after having had them repeatedly broken. It's the first step to nicking your bike and if then don't get through the chain or lock, they've still caused £40 of damage and immobilised the bike so you can't get to work and have to get the garage to collect it, costing another £20 as well as potentially half a days pay.


Strong chain, stronger lock, alarm / anti personnel mine.

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