Bike DescriptionWomen's mint green XS frame Norco mountain bike.
- New shiny Shimano chain recently fitted
- Broken bell
- Water bottle holder
- Phone holder attached to handlebars
- Sticker on frame: XS on top of red Canada maple leaf
Theft DescriptionStolen from Chichester City Centre. Little London Road bike rack in front of A-Plan insurance. Cut through combination bike lock.
Recovery DescriptionI saw the bike go up on Facebook Marketplace. The thief had clearly set up a dummy account just to sell the bike. I posed as a buyer and arranged to meet. I sent my husband to evaluate the situation, as the meeting time proposed was late at night, in front of a closed cafe. There were three teenagers around 14-15 years old, one of them on my bike. My husband asked to take it for a little test spin and rode it straight to the back of our van where he proceeded to calmy load it in. He then drove away.