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    Default Thieves cut a hole through the back wall of our local bike shop

    This is wild. Good thing is they don't typically have any high end new bikes on the floor, but they do occasionally have some very high end bikes in for service.

    Bike Tech on Instagram: “We’re sad and frustrated to report that Bike Tech was robbed at 3:00am Friday. Thieves cut through the wall at the back of the building in…”
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    Unbelievable. From the look of it, they wouldn't really need to do any cutting. Just a sledge hammer would have gotten through that wall. Or a crowbar. Is that an exterior wall? There isn't anything to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Unbelievable. From the look of it, they wouldn't really need to do any cutting. Just a sledge hammer would have gotten through that wall. Or a crowbar. Is that an exterior wall? There isn't anything to it.
    Yep, it's an exterior non insulated wall. It's an old shitty building.
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    Dang. That is unfortunate news. :-(
     

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    Default Re: Thieves cut a hole through the back wall of our local bike shop

    Shame they didn't find some old shotty wiring and get zapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Shame they didn't find some old shotty wiring and get zapped.
    I agree but unfortunately they, or their heirs, would probably end up owning the shop or it’s owner’s house.
     

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    Our area had a couple shop thefts the past few years. One was a pretty standard con. A guy distracted the sales rep at the front of the store while an accomplice made off with the fairly high end Trek on display. The thieves faces were shown clearly on CCTV but they were never identified and the bike was never recovered. It looked like a couple drug addicts looking to make a quick score.

    The other was pretty elaborate. A group of guys broke into a shop at night and pilfered a couple high end mountain bikes. They were dressed up in haz-mat suits to conceal their identities and also went rummaging through the display cabinets for upgrades and accessories. It very much looked like some locals on a shopping trip.
     

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    Sad, I've been to that shop to buy a bike from a local guy before. Good crew there. Hopefully they didn't get any of the cool vintage ones! Nothing worse than a thief!
     

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    A co-worker of mine (a Cat 1 on the road at one point, and one of the stronger guys in a town full of damn strong riders) had his bike there for something, with a set of Zipp 404's on it. They didn't take his bike. They took ~$200 from the register, not sure what else at this point, haven't heard yet. But that tells me they weren't bike people, just random assholes.
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    $200 > Zipp on the "market" I'd think...maybe even with the whole bike attached to 'em.

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    I have heard that if you don't worry about a dozen big thumps a sledgehammer and crowbar will get you thru cinderblock, stucco, or rock veneer plaster faster than trying to batter down a door or barred windows. Crooks getting creative over there.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke View Post
    I have heard that if you don't worry about a dozen big thumps a sledgehammer and crowbar will get you thru cinderblock, stucco, or rock veneer plaster faster than trying to batter down a door or barred windows. Crooks getting creative over there.
    100% true.

    I can't even imagine that wall as an exterior wall. Studs on 24" centers? If that is even kinda typical construction for the area it probably happens all the time. I'm not justifying the thieves actions but that is seriously easy. I think most shops here chain up the bikes on the floor even with scissor gates over the windows.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rec head View Post
    100% true.

    I can't even imagine that wall as an exterior wall. Studs on 24" centers? If that is even kinda typical construction for the area it probably happens all the time. I'm not justifying the thieves actions but that is seriously easy. I think most shops here chain up the bikes on the floor even with scissor gates over the windows.
    Put up a chainlink fence and razor wire INSIDE that building in NYC. I mean, it isn't even really a building, just a tent made out of sheetrock.
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    And electrify the wire, and install area denial weapons. It might abrogate several treaties and land you in jail, but God I hate bike thieves.
     

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