Recovery of stolen bikes typically involves patience, persistence and sometimes a bit of luck! As is the case with each of these recoveries you can manufacture luck (at least increase it) by reporting your bike stolen on the Bike Vault website - www.bikevault.com.au. Of course, we would prefer you register your bikes for FREE before [...]
The back story to how Amelia recovered one of two bikes stolen from Fremantle on 24 June 2018 needs to be told fully but in the meantime, we wanted to share some appreciative words from Amelia and appeal for help to find her missing bike: I can't thank the Bike Vault platform enough. Within 24 hours [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]