Adult steals bike from teenage boy

Amanda Garvey with son Conor whose bike was stolen

Amanda Garvey with son Conor whose bike was stolen

First published in Countywide

A FAMILY drove after a crook when he cycled off with a teenager’s bike.

Conor Garvey, 14, left his bike unattended for a few seconds outside Cycle King, in East Street, Colchester, when a middle- aged man rode away with it.

A family in a car spotted the theft and drove after the crook into Greenstead Road.

When they saw the crook meet up with six or seven men they stayed in the car and called police.

The reflex circuit racer bike is worth £350.

It is blue and black and has white grips with red tape at the ends. It also has clipped pedals.

A spokesman for Essex Police said officers are investigating the theft, which took place on Wednesday, at 3.22pm.

The male suspect had a ginger beard, was carrying a black stereo and was wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colchester police on 101.

See the full story in today's Gazette.

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4:34pm Fri 29 Aug 14

donttellanyone says...

Erm how do I put this nicely why did you not lock you bike up?
Erm how do I put this nicely why did you not lock you bike up? donttellanyone
  • Score: -18

7:22pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Gavin2z says...

Erm how do I put this nicely, why do people like you always put the blame on the victim rather than than the criminal?
Erm how do I put this nicely, why do people like you always put the blame on the victim rather than than the criminal? Gavin2z
  • Score: 28

9:41pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Over G says...

Erm I dont know what all the conflagration is all about ?

1. The kid should have locked the bike up.

2. The villain needs to be caught, sentenced and provide compensation to the victim ie stop benefits and give it to the kid Yeh ?

3. The family look well heeled enough to provide another bike and know better in the future ?

4. The Gazette should know better than publish drivel like this ?

5. What about 3rd world countries where bikes are like gold dust.

6. My two teenage sons have silverfox stealth and blue line mountain bikes £89.99p on ebay, last three years then you trash them simple

You leave a Ferrari with the keys in and what do you think is going to happen ?
Erm I dont know what all the conflagration is all about ? 1. The kid should have locked the bike up. 2. The villain needs to be caught, sentenced and provide compensation to the victim ie stop benefits and give it to the kid Yeh ? 3. The family look well heeled enough to provide another bike and know better in the future ? 4. The Gazette should know better than publish drivel like this ? 5. What about 3rd world countries where bikes are like gold dust. 6. My two teenage sons have silverfox stealth and blue line mountain bikes £89.99p on ebay, last three years then you trash them simple You leave a Ferrari with the keys in and what do you think is going to happen ? Over G
  • Score: 0

4:46am Sat 30 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

ERM....Doesn't matter if the kid lockedhis bike or not, that CREEP had no business stealing, let alone from a child. If the creep wants a bike that bad, let him get a job and buy his own, right Boris?
ERM....Doesn't matter if the kid lockedhis bike or not, that CREEP had no business stealing, let alone from a child. If the creep wants a bike that bad, let him get a job and buy his own, right Boris? Navajo wife
  • Score: 10

4:50am Sat 30 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

ERM...Doesn't matter if bike was locked or not, this CREEP had no businesd stealing it, especially from a child. If he wants a bike that bad, let him get a job and buy his iwn. RIGHT BORIS?
ERM...Doesn't matter if bike was locked or not, this CREEP had no businesd stealing it, especially from a child. If he wants a bike that bad, let him get a job and buy his iwn. RIGHT BORIS? Navajo wife
  • Score: 5

10:42am Sat 30 Aug 14

Jack O Simons says...

Bring back real physical labour for law breaker punishments. We use wind power generators, why not use something like cycle power generators and we can measure what they are giving back to us.
Bring back real physical labour for law breaker punishments. We use wind power generators, why not use something like cycle power generators and we can measure what they are giving back to us. Jack O Simons
  • Score: 5

11:19am Sat 30 Aug 14

ozzie1962 says...

The item fails to mention the fact that the police did not respond - even though the family told them where the crook was !!! Surely an easy conviction if ever there was one - opportunity missed. And do people really expect a 14 year old to take on 40 year old thief who as good a took the bike from right next to him ....
The item fails to mention the fact that the police did not respond - even though the family told them where the crook was !!! Surely an easy conviction if ever there was one - opportunity missed. And do people really expect a 14 year old to take on 40 year old thief who as good a took the bike from right next to him .... ozzie1962
  • Score: 17

11:20pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

When did anyone reading the above string last see police officers get out of their £50k cars other than to buy food. Sorry, but the crimbos are in charge for so many reasons - no effective deterrent sentencing, out of control families (most with half the parental influence moved on to the next female needing to be fertilised for free housing), a police service who are now subservient to the CPS dictates on the probability of success in prosecution, and officers who's effectiveness is handcuffed by risk freeing paperwork.
When did anyone reading the above string last see police officers get out of their £50k cars other than to buy food. Sorry, but the crimbos are in charge for so many reasons - no effective deterrent sentencing, out of control families (most with half the parental influence moved on to the next female needing to be fertilised for free housing), a police service who are now subservient to the CPS dictates on the probability of success in prosecution, and officers who's effectiveness is handcuffed by risk freeing paperwork. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 20

9:45pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Over G says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
When did anyone reading the above string last see police officers get out of their £50k cars other than to buy food. Sorry, but the crimbos are in charge for so many reasons - no effective deterrent sentencing, out of control families (most with half the parental influence moved on to the next female needing to be fertilised for free housing), a police service who are now subservient to the CPS dictates on the probability of success in prosecution, and officers who's effectiveness is handcuffed by risk freeing paperwork.
A poignant remark AOL, one bittered with a tinge of sadness and bitterness. Considering our Billion ££££ Law enforcement squad spend more time up the road from your house at the Chippy & The Chinese takeaway, than concerning themselves with piddly little things like stolen bikes ?
As for navajo wife comments above, the ex cop retired from the USA allegedly born and bred in colchester but living in california.
1. You lot get decent burgers, see Man V Food 80/20 beef for £3.
2. Petrol at £2.40 a gallon
3. A house for £90,000 that would cost us with land and size £375,000 in the UK.
4. Better pensions and and a way of living.
5 A Chevy Camaro 3.6 Transformer car for £14,000 costs us here £34,000.
The way of life over buddy is very different than good old unc sam brother ?
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: When did anyone reading the above string last see police officers get out of their £50k cars other than to buy food. Sorry, but the crimbos are in charge for so many reasons - no effective deterrent sentencing, out of control families (most with half the parental influence moved on to the next female needing to be fertilised for free housing), a police service who are now subservient to the CPS dictates on the probability of success in prosecution, and officers who's effectiveness is handcuffed by risk freeing paperwork.[/p][/quote]A poignant remark AOL, one bittered with a tinge of sadness and bitterness. Considering our Billion ££££ Law enforcement squad spend more time up the road from your house at the Chippy & The Chinese takeaway, than concerning themselves with piddly little things like stolen bikes ? As for navajo wife comments above, the ex cop retired from the USA allegedly born and bred in colchester but living in california. 1. You lot get decent burgers, see Man V Food 80/20 beef for £3. 2. Petrol at £2.40 a gallon 3. A house for £90,000 that would cost us with land and size £375,000 in the UK. 4. Better pensions and and a way of living. 5 A Chevy Camaro 3.6 Transformer car for £14,000 costs us here £34,000. The way of life over buddy is very different than good old unc sam brother ? Over G
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Over G says...

A further message to the evening gazette please stop censoring our posts regarding various issues and agencies to your convenience they never had that kind of clout with you when O Neil was running it ?

Let the people read and see for themselves will you ?

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ess
ex-16092684

2. http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ess
ex-28877013

3. http://www.ipcc.gov.
uk/news/essex-police
-detention-officer-d
ismissed-use-excessi
ve-force
A further message to the evening gazette please stop censoring our posts regarding various issues and agencies to your convenience they never had that kind of clout with you when O Neil was running it ? Let the people read and see for themselves will you ? 1. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ess ex-16092684 2. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ess ex-28877013 3. http://www.ipcc.gov. uk/news/essex-police -detention-officer-d ismissed-use-excessi ve-force Over G
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Over G says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ess
ex-28877013
http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ess ex-28877013 Over G
  • Score: 2
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