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My stolen bike is on Gumtree for sale!

Discussion in 'Stolen Bikes' started by midliferider, 27 Dec 2017.

  1. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
    My GF saw her bike on gumtree , gumtree we're not to helpful , and the police said there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the person who placed it on
    gumtree , many years ago a friend of mine had his DVD robbed , he found it being sold at a second hand stall on Oldham market , the police were involved and could not do anything ,
    It's a legal flaw ,
    in Australia , as I remember it , if you could prove the item was yours and been stolen , you got it back ,
    which in itself was a deterrent to thieves and buyers of dodgy goods
    classic33 likes this.
  2. did you get your bike back?
  3. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
    no , cops said not enough evidence, shame it was a nice Cube , was my GF 's
    , incidentally , I had my Surly knocked off last year and a stroke of luck I got it back some months later , no cops involved ,
    classic33 likes this.
  4. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Well-Known Member

    From memory, if you retrieve your stolen goods without violence then they're yours...
  5. You can be accused Chris but you are correct you can only steal "Property belonging to another".
    Milzy likes this.
  6. The argument for recording your frame number, changing it enough to make it identifiably yours and taking photographs of it.
    ADarkDraconis and classic33 like this.