Genesis Vapour

, 6am 25th July - 9am 30th July
  • Colour

    Matt Black

  • Frame Number


  • Stolen From


  • Stolen When

    6am 25th July - 9am 30th July

  • Crime Reference Number


Bike Description

Black frame with white taped handlebars and white seat.  Bought from Richardson Cycles in Leigh on Sea, which is indicated on the frame.  Good condition.

Theft Description

Stolen from: Lord Roberts Avenue, Leigh on Sea

Recovery Description

I put search flags up on Ebay etc., and 2 weeks after it was stolen my bike appeared on Ebay. It was being sold on auction by a shop about a mile up the road! I informed the police and they were able to recover it for me. What I learnt from this whole distressing experience is that Crimestoppers (i.e. 101 for a non-emergency crime) are absolutely useless. After I had reported it being spotted on Ebay and nothing was done after a week and the auction was slowly counting down (!) I chased it up with the local police station (Southend on Sea), but they had never heard of it! It wasn't until I threatened to complain that anything was done at all. After several months of being without my bike the police finally returned my bike to me...but no one was ever prosecuted. But I did get my very precious bike back :)