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Armed robbers vehicle of choice - the cycle!?

downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
edited February 2009 in The bottom bracket
We've had two armed robberies in southampton in the past week and at rush hour too. It seems that both scroats escaped quickly and easily...

...thanks to riding a pushbike around the traffic.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/4158789 ... pton_bank/

I said this previously when it happened that a car as an escape would go nowhere and probably end up with the guy being shot by armed response and the bike was the logical choice for quick escape. :?

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    No pictures? :(
  • willhub wrote:
    No pictures? :(

    No I was very careful, Im never going back to the big house :twisted:
  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    I thought motor scooters were becoming the choice means of escape?

    Faster than a bicycle, just as nippy in traffic.
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    chuckcork wrote:
    I thought motor scooters were becoming the choice means of escape?

    Faster than a bicycle, just as nippy in traffic.

    I think its more a case of what they could afford, or ease of stealing for transport being more likely. Also you can hear a motor scooter coming and going.. perhaps that had a slight factor.
  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    downfader wrote:
    chuckcork wrote:
    I thought motor scooters were becoming the choice means of escape?

    Faster than a bicycle, just as nippy in traffic.

    I think its more a case of what they could afford, or ease of stealing for transport being more likely. Also you can hear a motor scooter coming and going.. perhaps that had a slight factor.

    I was suggestong motor scooter as in "stolen" which apparently is easy enough (not that I have ever or would ever try, poxy things!)
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    chuckcork wrote:
    downfader wrote:
    chuckcork wrote:
    I thought motor scooters were becoming the choice means of escape?

    Faster than a bicycle, just as nippy in traffic.

    I think its more a case of what they could afford, or ease of stealing for transport being more likely. Also you can hear a motor scooter coming and going.. perhaps that had a slight factor.

    I was suggestong motor scooter as in "stolen" which apparently is easy enough (not that I have ever or would ever try, poxy things!)

    LOL yeah I did think you meant that, I just thought it was easier to nick a bike
  • DaSyDaSy Posts: 599
    If he'd tried that in Reading, the bike would have got nicked whilst he was holding up the bank!
    Complicating matters since 1965
  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    Motor Scooters and 2 stroke 125cc bikes, easy to hear and easy to see.

    download.php?id=6724
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  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    nwallace wrote:
    Motor Scooters and 2 stroke 125cc bikes, easy to hear and easy to see.

    download.php?id=6724

    Linky no worky :? :wink:
  • MithrasMithras Posts: 428
    If it's good enough for them it's good enough for me...the only way you are going to catch a villain on two wheels is on two wheels!
    I can afford to talk softly!....................I carry a big stick!
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