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Beware helmet thieves at Big C

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I had my motorcycle helmet stolen today from the car park at Big C South Pattaya. It was locked under the seat but the bastards cut through the helmet strap. So take care.

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Yep, friend of mine had her helmet stolen there. A few years ago I had an old one stolen at Tesco Lotus. Can't imagine why they wanted it.

Locking via the helmet strap is pretty useless.

There's a whole thread about helmet thefts over in the Motorcycle forum if you search.

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Sorry to hear that. Lesson learned. Just take the helmet with you and leave it at the counter. You'll be saving it and avoid the risk of getting it wet in the rain or just put it in a bag.

I've lost my first one the day after I bought the motorbike and the helmet. I locked it under the seat and when I came back, I was left with the metal ring and a badly scratched motorbike. Got another one and used it until it got so old, stinky and worn out. It even had bird poop that time when it got stolen too.

I kept the rings that attaches to the hook in the bike as a bitter reminder.

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Sorry to hear that. Lesson learned. Just take the helmet with you and leave it at the counter. You'll be saving it and avoid the risk of getting it wet in the rain or just put it in a bag.

I've lost my first one the day after I bought the motorbike and the helmet. I locked it under the seat and when I came back, I was left with the metal ring and a badly scratched motorbike. Got another one and used it until it got so old, stinky and worn out. It even had bird poop that time when it got stolen too.

I kept the rings that attaches to the hook in the bike as a bitter reminder.

A while back, maybe a couple of years??, my friend took me to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital on his motorbike and while we were there his helmet was stolen. They had rather lackadaisical security. In fact when we tried to report it to the security people in the parking lot, they couldn't even be found.

So I wrote a fairly heated comment to the hospital about the poor security and, not long after that there was a big improvement. Not saying my single email did all that, but if a number of people complain, it's always possible some steps will be taken to make things more secure ... eventually.

Now we travel to the hospital by car and the parking lot always seems too crowded so we end up in that multi-story parking building, which appears to have no security at all. Actually I'm rather surprised that more helmets aren't stolen considering how many places I've seen bike parked with the helmets just resting in the front basket or even fallen to the ground alongside the bike.

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Chain (250 baht) through front wheel and full face helmet . No problems so far.

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I too had a stinky old helmet stolen at Big C south. What on earth are they going to do without. I see free helmets at police tables and bike shops. Why steal old, stinky helmets, I don't think they ever plan on wearing them. Like how often do you see a Thai wear a helmet? They usually keep them in the basket up front and put on quickly when they spot the police.

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Last year I foolishly thought that it was the "done thing" to leave my "relatively expensive" helmet on the bike mirror at Big C central..............

Got back to the bike ......helmet gone........I spoke to the people overseeing the m/bikes.......they just laughed...

I wouldn't be surprised if those lads (now replaced) were connected......

The management were disinterested and pointed to a sign saying they accepted no responsibility

Lesson learned......I now take mine with me.........wherever I go

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I dont wear a helmet so never get it stolen ,,oh i drive a car rolleyes.gif

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Chain (250 baht) through front wheel and full face helmet . No problems so far.

Where do You drill the Hole to put the Chain Through. Well , someone had to Ask. ?.biggrin.png

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Chain (250 baht) through front wheel and full face helmet . No problems so far.

Where do You drill the Hole to put the Chain Through. Well , someone had to Ask. ?.biggrin.png

From the left to right just were the ears are-acts like a cooling fan when riding bike also clap2.gif

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ive had two helmets stolen from big c central.

I lost one at Big C central & one new years eve at the Bali Hai pier. GRRRRRR!

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Locking via the helmet strap is pretty useless.

I disagree. I've never had a helmet cut from a strap lock, but I've had a few stolen which were sitting on the mirror. There are usually more than enough helmets sitting around loose for thieves to have to bother cutting them loose and damaging them in the process.

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