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zootracer

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12/09/2021 02:13 PM
II read that Cav had his house invaded on Nov 27. Held at knife point with the rest of his family while several valuable items were stolen. He was still recovering from his injures from his recent crash,
Orange Crush

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12/09/2021 03:07 PM
Four guys get away with a suitcase and two watches. If it wasn't so unnerving for Cav & family, it be hilarious as to inefficiency.
Dale

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12/09/2021 03:25 PM
One of the watches was reportedly worth 100,000 (Dollar/ Euros... can't remember which currency) so I wouldn't exactly call it inefficient.
Orange Crush

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12/09/2021 06:12 PM
Yes they're pretty unique watches which makes them hard to offload and very doubtful at full price (four guys with knifes doesn't strike me as an operation with a lot of forward thinking). Still a head scratcher. As is the suitcase.
longslowdistance

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12/09/2021 06:17 PM
Jesse Smollet?

Nah
79pmooney

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12/10/2021 12:19 PM
Posted By Orange Crush on 12/09/2021 06:12 PM
Yes they're pretty unique watches which makes them hard to offload and very doubtful at full price (four guys with knifes doesn't strike me as an operation with a lot of forward thinking). Still a head scratcher. As is the suitcase.

A story of a burglar and valuable watches that was game changing in this country, though most people have never heard it.  Early 1950s.  Roxbury, MA, an inner city Black ghetto.  An enterprising young man has women work as maids in the homes of the very wealthy in places like Brookline.  They note where all the valuable are, draw maps and note other relevant facts. 

The burglaries are quick, efficient and very productive.  The young man fences off the stuff then goes quiet and draws on his new wealth until funds get tight and repeats.  (Well, he goes quiet in regard to everything the police might see. Still active in dealings within Roxbury where he has burned enough folk that he was aware his time might be running out.)

The burglary business goes well.  He comes across several very valuable watches that pawn off nicely.  One catches his eye.  Gotta have it!  But it doesn't work.  In full knowledge that this is a fool's mission, he takes to a jeweler simply because of that "gotta".  When he goes to pick it up a detective is waiting for him.  Time's up.  And "thank God.  I get to live!"  Goes to jail, serves 7 years, learns to read with the Bible and a dictionary (two of the few worthwhile books the prison library had) and becomes a follower of Elijah Mohammad and the Black Muslims at the prodding and frequent mail of his sister.  Emerges from prison, returns to Detroit and his sister, becomes very active in the Black Muslims and changes his last name to X.  Malcolm X.

Maybe these thieves will get caught and undergo similar transformations.
Orange Crush

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12/10/2021 01:12 PM
Great story Ben; thanks for sharing. Now what kind/brand of watch was it that got him caught?

Cavendish' watches are Richard Mille, rarified stuff. Incidentally the other rider with a thing for these rare watches is your favorite guy Alaphillipe.
Dale

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12/10/2021 05:00 PM
Geez Ben, you have a wealth of cool stories. Thanks for spreading the knowledge around.
Orange Crush

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12/20/2021 02:20 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 12/09/2021 03:25 PM
One of the watches was reportedly worth 100,000 (Dollar/ Euros... can't remember which currency) so I wouldn't exactly call it inefficient.


They were 400,000 and 300,000 pounds respectively. Not sure what that translates into in real currency. Three of four already nabbed, as expected. Trying to sell rare watches would be setting off all sorts of alarm bells. Bunch of tools.
Dale

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12/20/2021 05:43 PM
^ Nobody ever got an advanced degree in ‘How to be a Criminal.’

If you’re going to steal stuff make sure there’s a market for it.

Idiots.
zootracer

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12/20/2021 08:43 PM
All three have been arrested...sorry o.c. did not see your post.
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