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!

Stolen bike recovered thanks to Cash Converters Collingwood!

When the cycling community, outside stakeholders (responsible businesses) and police work in harmony, great results can be achieved! Thanks to the staff at Cash Converters in Collingwood checking the SBA database, this near new Trek Domane has been recovered and the police have taken a male into custody for questioning.  If you have been following [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Stolen bike recovered thanks to Cash Converters Collingwood!

Stolen bikes have no borders!

This recovery made for a great ending to a hectic week in the stolen bike world! This Yeti ASR5C mountain bike was stolen in a break and enter of the victim's house in Thornlands, Queensland on 23 September 2016.  The victim a discerning bike owner and all round nice guy had this high-end custom bike [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Stolen bikes have no borders!

20 suspected stolen bikes waiting to be claimed

Detectives from NSW have executed a search warrant and seized 20 suspected stolen bikes, which they are hoping to return to their rightful owners.  Someone is missing these bikes and we need your help to identify their owners! The Police recover hundreds to thousands of bike's annually that are either found abandoned and handed in [...]

By |April 11th, 2017|Owner Wanted Bikes, Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on 20 suspected stolen bikes waiting to be claimed

Recovering stolen bikes can be a waiting game!

This french heritage steed was stolen from an apartment garage in Macquarie Park, NSW in December 2015.  At the time this bike was stolen there was a spate of apartment garage thefts in and around Macquarie Park by an organised gang of thieves.   The owner of this bike was adamant that he would not [...]

By |April 9th, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes, Road Bikes|Comments Off on Recovering stolen bikes can be a waiting game!

Recovered at Cash Converters thanks to an SBA member!

This Pinarello was stolen from the Melbourne Aquatic Centre in Albert Park on 1/3/2017.   Late last week we received information from an SBA member that the bike was for sale at Cash Converters in South Melbourne. Finding a stolen bike at a second-hand dealer so close to where it was stolen (in this case [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Mountain Bikes, Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on Recovered at Cash Converters thanks to an SBA member!

One male in hospital and three of four bikes stolen in Maylands WA have been recovered!

To provide a quick recap (full story below) four Specialized bikes were stolen from a victim's house in Maylands on Wednesday 29 March 2017.  Today the status changed for three of the bikes when they were recovered in two different circumstances. The first recovery of two of the bikes, was instigated by a relative of [...]

By |April 1st, 2017|Recovered Stolen Bikes|Comments Off on One male in hospital and three of four bikes stolen in Maylands WA have been recovered!