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#716144 11/22/17 12:46 am
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I'm posting this link for a friend. This bike along with another Indian Chief and a side car were stolen from Canterbury NH around Nov 8th. The builder/owner passed and some Arsole helped themselves. Anyone with any information please feel free to contact me or respond to the CL ad.



https://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/stolen-indian-motorcycle-41/6389097329.html

I remember seeing the CL poster ride this at the Loudon vintage celebration years ago, and I remember how proud her dad was that she both helped to build it and was able to ride it so well. My hope is she gets it back and the culprit gets his just deserves...


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"They shoot horse thieves, don't they?" (apologies to Sydney Pollack).

I hope they find it. Good news is, plenty of technology and they noticed break-in it right away.

Hope she gets justice.

Steve


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There is a special place in hell...


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And the numbers will be changed, but that's all right because I read on the internet that having a bike with bad numbers is okay. Funny it is a whole diffeent story when its your bike that is stolen.

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Originally Posted by John Healy
And the numbers will be changed, but that's all right because I read on the internet that having a bike with bad numbers is okay. Funny it is a whole diffeent story when its your bike that is stolen.


Too true John. Years ago I had an airhead Beemer stolen from my yard and the feeling of absolute helplessness and rage was hard. I got it back a few weeks later, luckily, but I know most don't end up that way. I've often wondered about the collection of parts and spares I've accumulated over the years. I have paid for every nut, bolt, and part I have, but who knows where it came from before I picked it up at a swap meet or auction?


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It will be someone known to the family, another of the local group of bike riders who knew it was there.

Sad, but true.


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Hey Mike, any word or updates on this?



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Originally Posted by Kev.
It will be someone known to the family, another of the local group of bike riders who knew it was there.

Sad, but true.


I'm afraid you're probably right


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Originally Posted by shel
Originally Posted by Kev.
It will be someone known to the family, another of the local group of bike riders who knew it was there.

Sad, but true.


I'm afraid you're probably right


Last time I was on a grand jury here at home, almost all of the theft cases were that way. A nephew stealing from an aunt, or a friend stealing from his "friend", or a son stealing from the parents. Almost always to get money to buy drugs .....

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A step I take in order to be proactive incase the unthinkable happens:

Make up a wanted poster for every bike to include:
Right and left side color photos
Engine & frame number
Any distinguishing parts
Contact information (personal and law enforcement)

For the police report:
A copy of the wanted poster
A copy of the title or bill of sale.

Place ad on Craigs List
email info to as many surrounding bike shops as possible (out of state as well as vintage specialist)
Watch eBay and C.L. like a hawk

REWARD REWARD REWARD
No questions asked for safe return (an inducement not to dismantle and sell parts)
sure, it may cost you a grand or two, but think of the blood sweat and tears you put into this bike
A rapid response is essential.


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No word on any of them. My guess is they are somewhere close by and hidden waiting for the heat to die down or they were loaded up and spirited somewhere far away the day of the theft.


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Originally Posted by MikeG
No word on any of them. My guess is they are somewhere close by and hidden waiting for the heat to die down or they were loaded up and spirited somewhere far away the day of the theft.


Sad to say but in my experience, it's been two barns down or long gone in parts. Shame.

In the words of one of our victims who had two guys come in on him at night, one of which he shot. "I hate a thief!"

Me too.

Rich


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I think in Texas, it might be illegal NOT to shoot a thief in your home! (the neighbors might not appreciate you letting 'em go)


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