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

How Daryl got his stolen bike back – Bike Vault

Darryl’s bike was stolen in Adelaide on 19 September 2017, where it was locked to a street pole.  Within a week of being stolen the bike was advertised for sale on Gumtree and sold shortly after to John (named changed), an unsuspecting purchaser.  John was not aware that the Australian Bike Vault – Stolen Bicycles [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on How Daryl got his stolen bike back – Bike Vault

How Kellie got her bike back!

Kellie's bike was stolen from an apartment garage (aka bike thieves favourite hunting ground) in Brisbane on 20 September 2017.  After reporting to police, Kellie posted on our database. Good fortune came to Kellie last week, when a male attended Avanti Plus The Valley in Brisbane, with Kellie's bike.  Matt Hopper the owner of the [...]

By |October 14th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes, Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on How Kellie got her bike back!

How Alex got his stolen bike back thanks to Bernard

This good news story starts with a tale of woe, when Alex's 6 day old Norco Indie was stolen by a pesky bike thief from Spring Street, Melbourne. Alex reported the theft of his bike to Police, who then referred him to the Australian Bike Vault website, where he uploaded a photograph and a detailed description [...]

By |October 13th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on How Alex got his stolen bike back thanks to Bernard

A great recovery of a bike stolen from Victoria and recovered in the ACT thanks to Cash Converters Woden!

To change bike theft in Australia requires a collaboration of the cycling community, police and purchasers of second-hand bikes taking a stand against bike theft.  This recovery should give hope to everyone that we can win this war and put the brakes on bike theft, regardless of where and when a bike is stolen and [...]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on A great recovery of a bike stolen from Victoria and recovered in the ACT thanks to Cash Converters Woden!

Armed Robbery and a Stolen Bike

There is a perception that villains who steal and deal in stolen bikes are just low-level opportunists.  In some cases that may be true, but in many situations the villains are involved in far more serious crimes, including Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and even Murder. Victoria What started out as a routine finding of an [...]

By |May 27th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Armed Robbery and a Stolen Bike

How a stolen bike sighting resulted in $60,000 worth of stolen goods being recovered!

It has been a busy week in the stolen bike world, with several stolen bikes identified when they came up for sale and 9 stolen bikes recovered. Every stolen bike recovery has a unique story. The standout this week came from a report of a possible stolen bike advertised for sale on Gumtree, that resulted [...]

By |May 13th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on How a stolen bike sighting resulted in $60,000 worth of stolen goods being recovered!

Six bikes reunited with their owners in WA!

Six bikes have been reunited with their owners in Western Australia, with one only a temporary repatriation as it is a paid out insurance bike. The following three bikes were very close to becoming consolidated revenue when they were listed to be sold at a police auction.  You can read about the auction here.  Fortunately, [...]

By |May 7th, 2017|Owner Wanted Bikes, Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Six bikes reunited with their owners in WA!

A sweet recovery to end a busy week!

A sweet recovery, which topped off a very busy week in the stolen bike world resulting in 6 bikes making their way home! More on the other recoveries to follow ......... It is not uncommon for stolen bikes to be sold several times in quick succession after they are stolen.  In this case, the victim's [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on A sweet recovery to end a busy week!