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    Stolen bike turns up....

    See original thread here:


    Alert: Stolen Ventana X-5, Sacramento 3/24/2012 - Mtbr Forums


    Ventana X-5 stolen off the back of a vehicle, locked, in Rancho Cordova.


    Now this shows up on craigslist today:

    Ventana X-5 mountain bike - $900 (San Fransisco)



    How do I proceed? I'd make a meeting time with the yahoo tomorrow if I wasn't leaving for Florida starting tomorrow at 6am. It's not my bike, it's a customers I sold to him years ago. I guess if it was my baby, I might try and arrange a meeting and take a flight our the next day.

    So, how to proceed? I'm open? Do I call the Rancho cops? Any MTBR vigilanti justice peeps out there? I can supply the serial number if you ask via a PM.
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    Call the cops..

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Call the cops..
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    keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14 View Post
    See original thread here:


    Alert: Stolen Ventana X-5, Sacramento 3/24/2012 - Mtbr Forums


    Ventana X-5 stolen off the back of a vehicle, locked, in Rancho Cordova.


    Now this shows up on craigslist today:

    Ventana X-5 mountain bike - $900 (San Fransisco)



    How do I proceed? I'd make a meeting time with the yahoo tomorrow if I wasn't leaving for Florida starting tomorrow at 6am. It's not my bike, it's a customers I sold to him years ago. I guess if it was my baby, I might try and arrange a meeting and take a flight our the next day.

    So, how to proceed? I'm open? Do I call the Rancho cops? Any MTBR vigilanti justice peeps out there? I can supply the serial number if you ask via a PM.
    yah, you need to jump on that, before someone else gets it.

    By the looks of the ad, I wonder if the seller knows it's stolen.

    I would be happy to meet this person for you. I'm sure other mtbr members would as well.

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    I'd be careful with that. Seems like a fake ad used to rob people when they go to meet with the "seller". Why else would they use a pic they pulled off the Internet?

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    this is the police's job, let them handle it. i hope they get the bike and the perp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwu_1 View Post
    I'd be careful with that. Seems like a fake ad used to rob people when they go to meet with the "seller". Why else would they use a pic they pulled off the Internet?
    Yep. Still a job for police.

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    Key phrase.
    "Because it was stolen in Sacramento and being sold in San Francisco, I suspect this is a theft ring."

    If they think they can solve a crime spree, they might be more interested.

    My friend went to buy his stolen bike. He said, "Wait here, I'll go get the cash at the ATM." He came back with the cops. He was called a liar by the crook.

    I had my bike stolen in San Francisco. All the cops would say is, "You have insurance? We can mail you a theft report form." Now, they might just tell you were the website is located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevXR View Post
    Key phrase.
    "Because it was stolen in Sacramento and being sold in San Francisco, I suspect this is a theft ring."

    If they think they can solve a crime spree, they might be more interested.

    My friend went to buy his stolen bike. He said, "Wait here, I'll go get the cash at the ATM." He came back with the cops. He was called a liar by the crook.

    I had my bike stolen in San Francisco. All the cops would say is, "You have insurance? We can mail you a theft report form." Now, they might just tell you were the website is located.
    Note that those guys took a photo from MTBR. They are reading this. I would think it could be prudent to delete the threads before talking to police, and repost after the fact.

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    Purchased. Thanks for the lead.

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    Kidding, of course. I hope the your customer gets their bike back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Note that those guys took a photo from MTBR. They are reading this. I would think it could be prudent to delete the threads before talking to police, and repost after the fact.
    Maybe a moderator can hide this thread until the bike is recovered.

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    Get in touch with the seller asap and then get the cops involved.

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