Bungling police stumble across stolen bikes

One owner's misfortune leads to bike thief's lair

Posted: 13 December 2011
by Visordown News

Sam Jackson ... in a karting suit

HARINGEY police have seized nine stolen mototorcyles in a lock-up, despite initially being uninterested in the case.

When Sam Jackson had his R6 stolen from outside his house in Enfield, he alerted the local police and told them his Acutrac device could pin-point where the motorcycle was. The police didn't take any action and later that day Jackson could see the bike on the move again.

Frustrated with a lack of action, Jackson told his story to local newspaper Enfield Independent who ran an article highlighting his plight. Haringey Police then assigned a new officer to the case who followed the tracker's trail to a row of containers in Edmonton, North London.

When the police opened the containers they not only found Jackson's R6 but also another eight stolen motorcycles.

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So the police are given the actual location of stolen bike and they decide not to do anything, somebody should get a serious bollocking for this, how can the police ever expect respect of gain credibility when they act like this.

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 12:21

Im more concerned about the karting suit on this motorbike related photograph and story!

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 12:38

We should be told the truth about the karting suit

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 12:42

I'm getting my zzr sprayed in tasteless colours to ensure prompt police action in case it ever gets nicked..

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 12:51

Haringey? do they ever get anything right, they seem to have plenty camera's to catch you turning right when you shouldn't (easy money)

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 13:06

Had same type of issue years ago, bike nicked, mate told me a suspicious one turned up close to his house looked like mine, false plate on it, took me 4 visits to plod to convince them to even run the plate, which showed up as proper to a lorry..... they then went and waited for the guy to turn up at his house, after i supplied the address the bike was parked up at, nicked him, recovered bike, insurance covered repairs. Lad riding it got a slap on the wrist for receiving/handling.
Makes a case for handling it yourself outside of the law really.

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 13:30

No surprise really

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 13:34

Just to add an insight to the story, the new officer assigned to the case spoke with Acutrac who explained how they had tracked Sam's bike from the moment it was nicked and then told him which of the many containers on the site was the most likely to contain the bikes, it was only then they decided to raid it.

Short of slapping the cuffs on, Acutrac did the Police's job for them.

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 15:50

Again useless police force ONLY interested in bikers if they can fit us up for speeding, how much more help do these IDIOTS need in order to do the job they are paid for!!! if a tracker is not enough i would be happy to be on the met police payroll as a nanny who can assist fat lazy stupid police officers to do the job that is described in thier contract.

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 18:45

If you're speeding you get the Police attention, but get your Bike nicked, they don't move a single finger. Who can trust them?
I don't.

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 21:45

It just doesn't add up... You get your bike nicked and the police aren't interested in finding it but you get stopped for speeding and they are only too happy to take it off you and crush it. I'm not saying speeding is right but how come speeding is more of an offence than theft?

Posted: 13/12/2011 at 22:13

acutrac for an award yeeeey

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 08:42

lol on Acutrac's news page:
"By working with the Police, Acutrac not only pinpointed a stolen vehicle, but the Police also recovered 8 other stolen motorcycles"

I think the words "working with the Police" is the odd bit out in this sentence. Should read:
"Acutrac not only pinpointed a stolen vehicle, but also recovered 8 other stolen motorcycles"


Posted: 14/12/2011 at 11:49

Or from the other prospective, it means that another bike is off the road that the police don’t have to worry about. Perhaps that’s their hidden agenda get bikes off the road especially as it was in a container and destined someplace else. Unfortunately the police were pretty much forced into action in this case and then had the double whammy of finding not only one bike but six, they must have been truly peeved!

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 12:10

Would you actually piss on a police offcer that is on fire?? How long will we continue to accept such poor policing, unless it requires no effort, yea you got it!

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 12:16

Is it any wonder why the Police have such a low reputation as crime solvers, nicking speeding motorists is childsplay, NPR again technology doing their job.

My daughter was assaulted by 2 pissed up lads, we spoke to the club owners who said they had the culprits on cctv, I rang local plod and explained that they needed to get there sharpish as the hard drive cleans itself every few days, did they go ?
wellwhat do you think


Posted: 14/12/2011 at 13:26

Why are any of us surprised by the Olympic level of laziness and buffoonery shown by these idiots on a day to day basis...

(I am talking about pc plod here, not the thieving bastards who nicked all these bikes)...

Posted: 15/12/2011 at 14:27

Hey... the police are too busy worrying about cuts to to their 'for life' pensions to deal with this. Retire early on full rate of (tax payer contributed) pay. No time for this stuff!

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 05:24

Oddly the article appears in a newpaper, but still the thieving bastards still let the bikes stay in the container. Either they didn't (or couldn't) read, or - just as likely - they figured the safest course was to just forget about this particular batch of bikes.

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 23:17

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