Nothing happened to the thief. A cash convertor shop checked your database prior to accepting my bike in their shop and the thief ran off as soon as they announced it was reported stolen. Thank you for an amazing database!
I found it for sale on Facebook Marketplace and had to REALLY press the police to recover it. After several times of them saying they wouldn't, they finally did get it back for me.
I saw the cunt riding past me so I drove after him, confronted him and took the bike back. The little shit said he,d bought it in a pub.
I set up eBay alerts for the make and style. I eventually saw it although the racks, and many nice fittings had been removed. But I recognized the pedals I had put on. I asked the seller if it had any frame numbers under the bottom bracket to conf...
Found someone riding it about 100 yards from when it was stolen the next day
Plastered details of it all over Facebook and friends and family helped too. There are some great people out the who help others, someone found my bike dumped and they got in contact with me to let me know they have it safely. Very grateful