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mumof2
07-25-2011, 09:38 AM
We woke this morning to find some little &*%$*&@& have broken into the garage and stolen 2 of Matthews motorbikes. :stormmad:

Dawn
07-25-2011, 10:30 AM
You are the third person this morning in this area that I've heard has had a bike/motorbike stolen.

:furious:

uscwest
07-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Good grief. Hope they catch the thieves soon. Had to be someone who knew you had the motorbikes.

mumof2
07-25-2011, 11:07 AM
You are the third person this morning in this area that I've heard has had a bike/motorbike stolen.

:furious:

I know there's a lot of it going on, I believe that it's someone who knew they were there rather than a random burglary...and we have a suspicion of who it may be but that's not going to prove anything.

Scenes of Crime are suppsoed to be coming but they need to do it today so we can secure the garage door. They've bent the metal up and over door up so it broke in the middle and we can't just leave it like that or they'll be back for the rest of the stuff i expect.

mumof2
07-25-2011, 11:09 AM
Good grief. Hope they catch the thieves soon. Had to be someone who knew you had the motorbikes.


Yes definitely someone who knew John, don't think we'll get them back, have an idea as to who the thief may be but can't prove it, and it is only an idea, could've been anyone really.

daveann
07-25-2011, 01:06 PM
thats awful sorry :(

MystikPiglit
07-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Oh dear, sorry to hear that. :comfort: Let's hope they catch up with them at some point...:thumbsdown:

Slowhand
07-25-2011, 03:18 PM
Oh dear, sorry to hear that. :comfort: Let's hope they catch up with them at some point...:thumbsdown:

Same here. :hug2:

The only thing that really annoys me is that IF they catch the culprits the odds are they will just get a slap on the wrist and get told not to do it again! Folks [I use the term loosely] like this are the scum of the Earth.

Kate
07-25-2011, 03:32 PM
Aw no, im really sorry Mairead - it makes me so cross to that people like them think they can just take whatever they want, things that people have worked hard to earn the money for :sigh:

mumof2
07-25-2011, 06:19 PM
Soco came and managed to get a couple of good fingerprints from inside the garage door that goes into the garden, fingers crossed they can get something from them.

Assessing the situation leads us to believe it's someone who has actually been in there before, and in and out of the garden. Someone who has visited our home and been welcomed BUT we can't say for sure, so there's nothing we can do.

We worry they may come back to finish what they started so Lee has been hard at work today with the up and over door which has been greatly weakened. He's strengthened it as much as possible inside and out with metal bars to keep them from being able to bend it again.

Also have some alarms on there now and padlock on the back gate. All the locks and bolts already on there should be enough to keep people out, never though we'd need to padlock it to keep people IN!! :nono:

Tinkfan
07-25-2011, 11:44 PM
:sorry: :hug2: I'm sorry Mairead, that would make me hopping mad too!

Tink
07-26-2011, 01:09 AM
Not much worse in this world, or more useless than a stinking thief. I sure hope you have luck getting the bikes back. :hug2:

chief
07-26-2011, 05:14 PM
:hug2:sorry to hear your news

Johnie
07-26-2011, 05:57 PM
I'm sorry hon. That just makes you feel so violated

mumof2
07-26-2011, 06:16 PM
I reported it to the insurance company, the garage door will be repaired or replaced from what I understand. The bikes details have been sent to the claims dept to deal with.

The only problem with them is that we have no proof of purchase as we've had them a while now, and no photos of them so nothing to say we actually owned them. Not sure what happens in that situation.

What may help is that the police left a message on my answer machine today asking if we have any photos so they can make it a press opportunity as they are unusual. Although we don't have photos we have extremely good descriptions of them and many things particular to the bikes that make them different to others.

Lee will speak to the officer who called when he's back at work tomorrow.

Lessons learned....make my home and garden as secure as Fort Knox,, be wary of friends that into my home, take photographs of everything. :cry2:

Slowhand
07-27-2011, 03:54 PM
The only problem with them is that we have no proof of purchase as we've had them a while now, and no photos of them so nothing to say we actually owned them. Not sure what happens in that situation.

For what it`s worth, we had a break in a few years ago when one of our sheds was ramsacked.
I had loads of tools etc. on the shelves in the shed, many of which I hadn`t used for ages, and the only way that I could tell what had been taken was by inspecting the dust which showed the outline of what was there!
My insurance company told me to obtain quotes for the replacement items, which I did.
In all the total cost to renew the stolen items came to just under 1,000 and my insurance company sent me a cheque for the full amount without even inspecting my property.
I realise that in your case the value will be considerably higher than my loss, but fingers crossed your insurance company will react similar to mine. :fingers:

mumof2
07-27-2011, 07:35 PM
In all the total cost to renew the stolen items came to just under 1,000 and my insurance company sent me a cheque for the full amount without even inspecting my property.

Thank you, that's interesting to hear. The value would be a little less than yours actually so you never know!

The thing i worry about is that we took the insurance out with this new company on June 9th. We have never claimed on our household insurance in the past 20 odd years and on 16th June we had an accidental fire on the conservatory roof (teenagers - don't ask! :nono:) for which we naturally made a claim which is still going through.

Can you imagine how embarrassing to have to call them again! For that reason I'm worried they won't believe us.....:unsure:

Slowhand
07-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Thank you, that's interesting to hear. The value would be a little less than yours actually so you never know!
I dunno if this is a fact but I was told that if the insurance claim was less than 1,000 then they would not bother to send out an assessor.


The thing i worry about is that we took the insurance out with this new company on June 9th. We have never claimed on our household insurance in the past 20 odd years and on 16th June we had an accidental fire on the conservatory roof (teenagers - don't ask! :nono:) for which we naturally made a claim which is still going through.

Can you imagine how embarrassing to have to call them again! For that reason I'm worried they won't believe us.....:unsure:

I know just how you feel.
I took out insurance against any drainage problems but I could not make a claim until 90 days after taking out the policy.
Lo and behold 91 days after taking out the insurance I had a blocked drain and I didn`t have the guts to make a claim. :lol:
That said, it`s what you pay for in the insurance premiums so I can`t see any reason why the insurance company should not cough up despite your ongoing other claim.

mumof2
07-28-2011, 10:07 PM
I know just how you feel.
I took out insurance against any drainage problems but I could not make a claim until 90 days after taking out the policy.
Lo and behold 91 days after taking out the insurance I had a blocked drain and I didn`t have the guts to make a claim. :lol:
That said, it`s what you pay for in the insurance premiums so I can`t see any reason why the insurance company should not cough up despite your ongoing other claim.

oops! 90 days is a very long time though :unsure:

True enough, we do pay for exactly what's happened, but you know more than a month apart would have been acceptable! :tongue: