Sort of. The theft of 289 Raleigh bikes took place at Southampton docks. On the same weekend, Giant - also of Nottingham - also suffered a loss of bikes.

Nottingham bike thieves strike again

On 17th October, Raleigh had bikes stolen dockside.

The bikes stolen were:

100 Raleigh Descents in size medium

99 Raleigh Descents in size large

85 Diamondback T2s

5 Diamondback M50s

With so many bikes involved the thieves very possibly have a clandestine distribution policy all worked out. IBDs should buy in bulk only from authorised suppliers or they could be guilty of handling stolen property.

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