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    Bikes stolen early morning 5/22/2013

    This will probably be fruitless, but I thought I'd throw this out there anyway:

    Someone broke into our garage last night and stole a cannondale scalpel and a cervelo P3. The cannondale is white with tubeless tires and has a Hutch's sticker on it. The P3 is black and red with an ergomo power meter set up and I think it had a Bend Bike-N-Sport sticker on it. Also, it still had my rear trainer tire setup on it: old beat up rim with an orange trainer tire on it. Stolen out of a neighborhood near Shevlin Park.

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    That really sucks man, sorry to hear that. Hoping you're able to recover them!

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    Re: Bikes stolen early morning 5/22/2013

    Good luck, that sucks :banghead:

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    I've had a bike stolen from the garage and then stopped keeping them there. When will people learn to keep bikes in the house? It's the only way to create a situation that allows instant legal retribution and assures any action by our alleged public servants who otherwise could care less about a stolen bicycle. Breaking and entering a domicile ups the ante enough to discourage a thief who doesn't think twice of a garage as a place where it might get its head blown off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalitup View Post
    I've had a bike stolen from the garage and then stopped keeping them there. When will people learn to keep bikes in the house? It's the only way to create a situation that allows instant legal retribution and assures any action by our alleged public servants who otherwise could care less about a stolen bicycle. Breaking and entering a domicile ups the ante enough to discourage a thief who doesn't think twice of a garage as a place where it might get its head blown off.
    Wish i could store them in the house. With 11 bikes and a 100% finished basement, not going to happen. Cable and U lock with a good homeowners policy is the best i can hope for.

    Good luck on finding your bikes. Sounds like someone cased your joint good for your nice bikes.

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    The garage is not considered to be in the house from a legal standpoint? That seems wrong.
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    Good point . . . If the garage is directly attached and essentially part of the house with a typical door connection it's usually considered as the house. If it's detached at all it's considered an outbuilding in property crime cases I've read about.

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    Will your home owner insurance cover the theft?

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    UPDATE! - MUuuuwhahahahaha. Thieves took the bait we set. Arrested last night. Detectives have my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSP View Post
    UPDATE! - MUuuuwhahahahaha. Thieves took the bait we set. Arrested last night. Detectives have my bike!
    Whoa! That's excellent!

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    That's great! What was the sting? Had they posted it FS on CL or did you post a WTB?

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    How did you sting them

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    That's great! What was the sting? Had they posted it FS on CL or did you post a WTB?
    How did you sting the thief?

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    Posted a WTB on CL two days after the break in. They responded yesterday afternoon. Detectives came over and set 'em up. Called around 9pm for me to come out and ID the bike. They were going to get a search warrant to see what else they had. Officer Justin, Detective RC and Detective Jeff are rockstars.

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    Kudos to the cops

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    Yeah...great sleuthing. Hate bike thieves. Question: Would your home insurance replace the bikes if they were not found?

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    Insurance paid within 10 days. Farmers Ins was great to work with. Now, the issue is whether or not Farmers wants the bike, from what I understand.

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    you may be able to buy it off them cheap. See what they offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSP View Post
    Insurance paid within 10 days. Farmers Ins was great to work with. Now, the issue is whether or not Farmers wants the bike, from what I understand.
    Did they give you full value for the bike? or was it a depreciated value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH_WILL View Post
    Did they give you full value for the bike? or was it a depreciated value?
    Well, kinda both. They paid depreciated value. But, I got quotes and submitted them for replacement value. They will pay up to replacement if I buy at replacement cost and submit the receipt. I that prolly doesn't make any sense. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSP View Post
    Well, kinda both. They paid depreciated value. But, I got quotes and submitted them for replacement value. They will pay up to replacement if I buy at replacement cost and submit the receipt. I that prolly doesn't make any sense. Sorry.
    That was how Farmers did it when home was broken into. Word of warning based on my experience. I had trouble getting them to pay for an item that was no longer available and I had to go with a different brand to get something close feature wise. Took more time and effort to prove the case.

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    Know what you mean. I had the same happen with State Farm. Replacement to them means if I replaced the bike with EXACTLY the same bike at retail. I decided to buy a 29'er instead so I ended up with their depreciated value. I then insured the 29'er with Velosurance for a little more than the State Farm rider. I read the policy 1st and it guarantees replacement cost. Probably never have another bike stolen. Ha!

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    Dude, so happy for you!

    So did you get both bikes back or just one?

    What is a WTB anyhow?

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    WTB = "Want To Buy"

    Or, Wilderness Trail Bikes as the company WTB.

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    "Work The Butt"

    Oh wait, wrong forum.

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    thanks for clarifying!

    takes a moron to respond to a WTB a couple days after they stole it. Jeez.

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    Yeah, so the Craigslist ad was "Want to Buy" but, oddly enough, one of the identifying things in the pics was my WTB saddle. Three triangles on the nose where 1 is partially rubbed off.

    And, no, they haven't found the other bike yet. But, the detective did let us know that we would probably get a subpoena to testify before the grand jury. That's huge news that they are to the point of convening a grand jury. They must have found more than my bike and our safe.

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    UPDATE: Back in late December, I was subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury. Don't know if this is the dude that broke in or if he is somewhere else on the food chain. I was contacted a week or two ago by the DA's Victims' assistance unit. He is being indicted. Who knows if it will go to trial or if he'll cut a deal. My guess is they'll cut a deal. But, at least something is happening.

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    Crazy. Hope it works out!
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    Thieves never quit

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSP View Post
    UPDATE: Back in late December, I was subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury. Don't know if this is the dude that broke in or if he is somewhere else on the food chain. I was contacted a week or two ago by the DA's Victims' assistance unit. He is being indicted. Who knows if it will go to trial or if he'll cut a deal. My guess is they'll cut a deal. But, at least something is happening.
    Thanks for the update. It's good that you followed through, not many people would. I insured my Sultan with velosurance in May after the first post in this thread. Havn't needed them but they seem to have their sh!t together. Talked to dave@velosurance.com he's more of a rider than an insurance guy.

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