Stolen Bike

KMC1993
KMC1993 Posts: 101
edited July 2013 in Road general
Had my bike stolen this morning by some scumbag, I've reported it to the police but they really dont seem too interested. Has anyone had their bike stolen and got it back? if so what advice would you give?

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  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    You've done what you can, reported it. Keep looking in local ads/eBay though.
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  • turnerjohn
    turnerjohn Posts: 1,069
    put some photos and details on this site...more people who keep a look out the better !
  • KMC1993
    KMC1993 Posts: 101
    turnerjohn wrote:
    put some photos and details on this site...more people who keep a look out the better !

    Have just spotted the stolen bikes section of the forum so put some details in there.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,541
    which area? in/around london the scumbags' favourite website is gumtree, it's as if it were designed for thieves

    but even if you spot it there, my experience is that the police will do nothing

    you can arrange to 'buy' it and have some mates available at a discrete distance when you inform the scum that the price is zero and they better start walking, but you'll need to avoid raising suspicion

    also keep an eye on this, it trawls for bike ads...

    http://www.bikeshd.co.uk/
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  • gubber12345
    gubber12345 Posts: 493
    if your on facebook have a search on there as theres a link to a page "my bike has been stolen"

    try and get on it and pass the link around to all others that you know.post some pics and all the info you can about the bike....you never know someone might see it and get in touch.

    facebook is a pretty big place and lets try and catch these vermin.
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  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    The trouble is there isn't a lot the police can do. If it was stolen from inside the house, then SOCO may dust for prints, but if it was from outside, then there is nothing for them to dust. If the bike was distinctive then definitely get some images circulated especially around the 2nd hand shops. If there's a bike register get the details on there and especially on here http://www.immobilise.com as should the bike be recovered by police, they will search this database against the serial number to try and trace the rightful owner. many times property has been recovered that is clearly stolen, but has had to be given back to the thief because no owner can be traced to help show it as stolen.
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  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Saw this yesterday, worth a look - http://stolen-bikes.co.uk/
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  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    philthy3 wrote:
    The trouble is there isn't a lot the police can do. If it was stolen from inside the house, then SOCO may dust for prints, but if it was from outside, then there is nothing for them to dust. If the bike was distinctive then definitely get some images circulated especially around the 2nd hand shops. If there's a bike register get the details on there and especially on here http://www.immobilise.com as should the bike be recovered by police, they will search this database against the serial number to try and trace the rightful owner. many times property has been recovered that is clearly stolen, but has had to be given back to the thief because no owner can be traced to help show it as stolen.

    Oddly enough I followed a link from somewhere to a police website with a few recommendations and they mentioned immobilise even though they say they questioned the morally dubious use of the data.

    Anyway from that police site was a link to this

    https://www.bikeregister.com/

    which some may find useful - theres a vid of how it works from one of the links on there.
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