Probably 5 years ago my brother and I had our bikes stolen from a locked garage. They broke into the house and grabbed the garage key but took nothing from the house.
The moment I got home I phoned EVERY bike shop within 200km's. Nothing.
Then I posted on here. Got a response from a kid who's brother's friend was trying to hawk the bikes. Got buddy's number and set up a time and place to meet to meet so I could "buy" our bikes back. Then I called the cops.
They set up a sting while I was at work adn caught the guys. Took two tries, but it worked. Unfortunately, my bro's bike was long gone. We eventually we recovered the frame completely stripped.
Bike theieves suck.
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