A couple of great stolen bike recoveries!

The recovery of these two bikes should give hope to all that we can win this war and put an end to systemic bike theft! Cannondale CAAD 10 - stolen over 2 years ago in Victoria and recovered yesterday as a result of a 'Stolen Bike Spotter' identifying and reporting the bike for sale, the Bike [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Recovered Stolen Bikes|0 Comments

Test ride bike bandit strikes Rival Bikes in Wynumm – Reward Offered!

Can you help identify this male?  Queensland Police would like to speak him in regards to his now 4-day test ride of a Trek Stache Mountain Bike from Rival Bikes in Wynumm!   $700 REWARD Rival Bikes have pledged a $500 reward for any information that leads to the recovery by police.  The Australian Bike Vault [...]

Bike stolen in a snatch and run theft from Hampton Cycles – Reward Offered!

Bikes are alluring to thieves at the best of times and more so when they are brand new!  There are not many bike shops in Australia that haven't fallen prey to thieves either smashing their way in during the night or stealing a bike off the showroom floor in a snatch and run theft, or the [...]

Stolen bike recovered under 4 hours thanks to a ‘Stolen Bike Spotter’ and some fast acting ACT Police!

Happy is an understatement as to how the owner of this Trek Emonda (stolen in October 2017) now feels after his bike was not only recovered but returned to him under 4 hours last night by some fast acting ACT police, as a result of information received from one our growing army of Stolen Bike [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Stolen bike recovered under 4 hours thanks to a ‘Stolen Bike Spotter’ and some fast acting ACT Police!

15 stolen bikes recovered in the last two weeks!

The past two weeks have seen an uptick in stolen bike reports from the cycling community (individuals and bike shops) and second-hand dealers checking stolen bikes on the Bike Vault website, helping the police to recover 15 stolen bikes in 3 states!   There were several highlights, including four bikes recovered in Victoria, which resulted in the [...]

By |June 2nd, 2018|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on 15 stolen bikes recovered in the last two weeks!

How Anne recovered her stolen bike thanks to Dean!

On 10 May 2018, Anne's 2017 Reid Urban X3 was stolen from her front yard in Port Melbourne.  Unbeknown to Anne the bike was advertised for sale the same day (not uncommon) on Gumtree, where it was quickly sold to a 'good guy' named Dean.  Dean was looking for a new commuter for work purposes [...]

By |May 20th, 2018|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on How Anne recovered her stolen bike thanks to Dean!

Never give up on your stolen bike is the message from one very happy Time owner!

There is a myth in the cycling community that if a stolen bike is not recovered after about four weeks, then it is gone forever.   What isn't a myth is that a lot of victims give up looking for their bikes at this time, when really the odds of recovery are typically increasing! Good fortune [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|Recovered Stolen Bikes, Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Never give up on your stolen bike is the message from one very happy Time owner!

Stolen from Western Australia in January 2016 and recovered two plus years later in Victoria – Don’t give up on your stolen bikes folks!

Great work by Detectives from the Victoria Police this morning, saw the recovery of this sweet Lynskey R230 - stolen from Winthrop Western Australia on the 4th of January 2016. The recovery of the Lynskey (SBA1964) is now the longest dated recovery the Bike Vault team have been involved with and predates the launch of our [...]

By |May 13th, 2018|Recovered Stolen Bikes, Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Stolen from Western Australia in January 2016 and recovered two plus years later in Victoria – Don’t give up on your stolen bikes folks!

How Wayne’s stolen bike was recovered – BIKE VAULT

Wayne, who owns Cycle Mania in North Perth, had his shop storage facility broken into in August this year, where multiple bikes were stolen, including his personal steed - an extra small Giant TCR Advanced.  Wayne reported his bike's stolen to his local police.  At the time, he was unaware that the Australian Bike Vault [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on How Wayne’s stolen bike was recovered – BIKE VAULT

Suspect Apartment Garage Bike Thief Arrested in Victoria – BIKE VAULT

A male wanted by the Victoria Police for a series of bike thefts from apartment garages has been arrested and charged with multiple offences, including the theft of 6 bikes.    The male is currently in custody on remand.  It is suspected there are more bikes outstanding, that may have been sold.  If you have [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes, Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Suspect Apartment Garage Bike Thief Arrested in Victoria – BIKE VAULT