Planet X Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Sora R3000 Road Bike

, 19/08/2020
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Bike Description

Handle bar now has some lacerations on the right side and the caps are different colours on the ends of the bar. Matt black on the left side and Mirrior on the right Pedals have flat caps over the pedals so it can be ridden with normal shoes    

Theft Description

Stolen outside Pure Gym Bermondsey on between 17:30 to 18:45 on 19/08/2020

Recovery Description

I identified the unique traits of the bike people might use when trying to sell the bike. Make, Frame size, colour etc. And searched your standard websites for moving stolen goods. Ebay / Craig List / Gumtree and Facebook Market. I then set it up so anything that meet my criteria on these websites would produce a notification on my Gmail. I only had one match in 48 hours. I pretended to be interested in buying the bike and arrange a meeting to obtain the relevant contact and address details the police would need. I then informed the police and told the seller they where dealing in stolen goods after checking through all the pictures they had uploaded to confirm it was my bike. So the police could impound the bike until I could get the serial number from the manufacturer. As the seller was keen to get rid of the bike quickly I used social media to get people to post on his Instagram and gumtree that it was stolen. To prevent him from finding a buyer online before the police arrived. The police where able to impound the bike quickly with the details I was able to provide and I collected the bike the following day. Once the manufacture had got back to me with the serial number.