Originally Posted by BlueNwhiteGSXR
they "have nothing to lose already" they are in that deep and don't care if they spend 2 years in jail. Normally drugs are involved.
That is a very interesting perspective. You are absolutely right that drugs are frequently involved, but that may just be part of the culture, not necessarily the driving motivation. Like you and I sharing a beer. Criminals have established operating procedures, a culture, a belief system, and a code of conduct. It is just not one that matches up with ours, but they have them.
I am not glorifying criminals, just the opposite. Consider that "good" criminals do not get caught - they don't necessarily want
to go to jail nor do they always have "nothing left to lose". They are simply willing to exchange the risk of losing their freedom - which may also be a right of passage for them (that's another whole discussion)- for gain. Unless you are independently wealthy. you have a day job like me. We do that every day - exchange our time and ability for gain - in this case money. Maybe bitcoin. Regardless, their success depends on understanding and evaluating, sometimes in split second timing, a complex set of variables then, in this case, executing a very physically demanding and time sensitive act...quietly. Think about it, this poor owner woke up in the morning and the bike was gone. No warning, no trace and no witnesses (at least not yet). That is not something a drugged up junkie can pull off by him/herself.
I know this is a strange idea - it had me scratching my head for a while - but these people live in a societal system, different than ours, but a system none the less. Think about what it takes to exchange the bike for the other things they want. It may involve several levels of trade. It requires contacts and specialized knowledge that you and I don't have. At least, I don't have
. Run through the process in your head and I think you will conclude this was not a random crime of opportunity. At the very least they (it is likely there was more than one person) were out looking and probably looking for a bike, if not that bike. It behooves all of us to do what we can to "de-select" ourselves as targets - make them chose someone/something else.
Here's what concerns me - I believe that we discount, marginalize or ignore criminals at our own peril.
The preceding is just my opinion. I am not a cop or military, just an average guy. YMMV