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Offline JeanDV

Is your next bike stolen?
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:50:16 am »
Hey dogs,

Just thought I'd share with you what I came across recently.

I am looking for a xr125 and found a 2012 for R8000, 1st of all that is under trade price and it said 'no papers'.

So with nothing to loose I enquired about the bike and papers and the oke said he bought the bike from a guy who also didn't have the papers and that it was never registered...

So I said I am interested and would like to confirm that the bike was not registered. He gave me the engine # and I called western cape licensing this morning to inquire.

"Sir this bike has been marked as stolen" ... moral of the story. Don't be an idiot.

Take 5min and call some local authority and confirm the details.

Western Cape:
Licensing: 0860103089.
New papers, deregistering and any related  info: 0860142142
They were really helpful.

I hope this saves someone some headaches and cash.
 
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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 12:13:56 pm »
Good stuff thanx!

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 12:17:31 pm »
or jail time. :sip:
 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 12:20:22 pm »
I presumed you informed the cops about your find?

 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 12:25:03 pm »
I know they listed the bike for someone renting a room at their house, so I informed them of what I found
and that they should look into it for their sake.
 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 12:31:04 pm »
or jail time. :sip:

Will only be jail time if they can proof you knew it was stolen goods. But you will certainly loos your monies.

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. And doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.
 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 01:32:44 pm »
Hey dogs,

Just thought I'd share with you what I came across recently.

I am looking for a xr125 and found a 2012 for R8000, 1st of all that is under trade price and it said 'no papers'.

So with nothing to loose I enquired about the bike and papers and the oke said he bought the bike from a guy who also didn't have the papers and that it was never registered...

So I said I am interested and would like to confirm that the bike was not registered. He gave me the engine # and I called western cape licensing this morning to inquire.

"Sir this bike has been marked as stolen" ... moral of the story. Don't be an idiot.

Take 5min and call some local authority and confirm the details.

Western Cape:
Licensing: 0860103089.
New papers, deregistering and any related  info: 0860142142
They were really helpful.

I hope this saves someone some headaches and cash.

Good  :thumleft:

Now post the detail of this bike here too, it can save an unsuspecting buyer a lot of trouble.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 01:38:27 pm »
Sure.

Black xr 125 2012 R8000 advertised in WC Northern Suburbs, without papers.
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 01:40:12 pm »
Sure.

Black xr 125 2012 R8000 advertised in WC Northern Suburbs, without papers.

Thanks, add the engine number and where it is advertised if you do not mind.
 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 01:44:51 pm »
Skelm fokkers.
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2014, 01:49:23 pm »
lol. Yeah that's the bike. They really sound like they had no idea, oldish lady.

Sure they wouldn't have given me the engine number if they knew it was stolen...
 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2014, 01:55:59 pm »
Both got plates on. So wheres the papers?
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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2014, 02:26:11 pm »
Both got plates on. So wheres the papers?

With the TRUE owners who are currently morning their losses  >:D
 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2014, 02:52:52 pm »
Hey dogs,

Just thought I'd share with you what I came across recently.

I am looking for a xr125 and found a 2012 for R8000, 1st of all that is under trade price and it said 'no papers'.

So with nothing to loose I enquired about the bike and papers and the oke said he bought the bike from a guy who also didn't have the papers and that it was never registered...

So I said I am interested and would like to confirm that the bike was not registered. He gave me the engine # and I called western cape licensing this morning to inquire.

"Sir this bike has been marked as stolen" ... moral of the story. Don't be an idiot.

Take 5min and call some local authority and confirm the details.

Western Cape:
Licensing: 0860103089.
New papers, deregistering and any related  info: 0860142142
They were really helpful.

I hope this saves someone some headaches and cash.




Ok so you now know it is stolen bikes..............................did you go and report it to the police?

It is the correct thing to do!

The bikes should be confiscated and be returned to their rightful owners. :deal:
 

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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2014, 03:38:54 pm »
I only only know about the xr 125.

I know I should report it, the only thing is I stay quite close, they have my name and number and a quick google search brings up stuff I sold on gumtree with all my details (after it was deleted months ago).I'm sure no one else would've bothered to check the engine number...

Thoughts?
 

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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2014, 03:56:21 pm »
I only only know about the xr 125.

I know I should report it, the only thing is I stay quite close, they have my name and number and a quick google search brings up stuff I sold on gumtree with all my details (after it was deleted months ago).I'm sure no one else would've bothered to check the engine number...

Thoughts?

I have reported the gumtree at as potential fraud for what it is worth.

You should report to SAPS IMHO, even though the old tannie might be completely innocent that is not a given, and somewhere is a person who's bike has been stolen, this might just end up bringing someone to justice, who knows.
 

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2014, 04:07:28 pm »
True...

Writing exams tomorrow so will stop by SAPS afterwars or on Friday morning.

Stay tuned kids... to be continued
 

Offline JeanDV

Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2014, 02:47:16 pm »
Talked to my friend this morning from SAPS. Told him the story, gave the engine # and two minutes later told
me the "Blitzpatrollie" is en route! They pitch at the house and turns out another SAPS squad actually arrested him yesterday.

Apparently the SAPS has a special team scouring the internet, obviously gumtree as well, for suspicious dealings and they picked up on that, or maybe your report to Gumtree for potentially fraud!

Both bikes were stolen and he worked Brackenfell / Kraaifontein area.

All in all a good day for South Africa and Salut to our boys in blue!!!

 

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Re: Is your next bike stolen?
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2014, 02:55:05 pm »
Talked to my friend this morning from SAPS. Told him the story, gave the engine # and two minutes later told
me the "Blitzpatrollie" is en route! They pitch at the house and turns out another SAPS squad actually arrested him yesterday.

Apparently the SAPS has a special team scouring the internet, obviously gumtree as well, for suspicious dealings and they picked up on that, or maybe your report to Gumtree for potentially fraud!

Both bikes were stolen and he worked Brackenfell / Kraaifontein area.

All in all a good day for South Africa and Salut to our boys in blue!!!



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