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Police found bike and brought it to bike shop for pick up! Thanks bike index!

Lyle Bike recovered 2018.10.15

Stupidly, I didn't file a police report - I figured it was gone. But a bike-store owner saw some guy stealing it and took it away from him, and the cop on the case searched this site and emailed me.

Joseph Bike recovered 2018.10.15

Found (trashed) in SEA a year plus later, ID'd in the Bike Index. Owner is transferring ownership to the finder.

Jeffrey Bike recovered 2018.10.15

Portland police got the bike on an unrelated arrest and deduced that it was probably stolen. It went to the special bike theft unit where the officer found it on the Bike Index! Thanks, all!

David Bike recovered 2018.10.15

Bought from a homeless person in NOLA, turned out it was stolen. ID'd in Bike Index.

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2018.10.15

The person who bought the stolen bicycle searched online and my Stolen Bicycle Profile on Bike Index came up in the search results. This person contacted Bike Index who forwarded on the message and contact info to me and we arranged to meet.

Eric Bike recovered 2018.9.27

Someone recognized someone else riding my bike and found my info on the Bike Index! Thanks community and the Bike Index!!!! So very happy to have my beloved bike back :)

Terah Bike recovered 2018.9.27

Moira, an employee at Back Alley Bikes recognized it from the Bike Index listing and put a lock on it, and contacted me to pick it up.

Mark Bike recovered 2018.9.27

Library security guard thought bike might be stolen and looked up serial number on the Bike Index—your site!!

Suzanne Bike recovered 2018.9.19

Someone bought it, noticed it was stolen after searching the serial number through google and finding it on the Bike Index, and returned it.

Michelle Bike recovered 2018.9.17

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Bike Pittsburgh
San Francisco Police Department
Wisconsin Bike Federation
Portland Bike Theft taskforce
Santa Monica Police Department
St. Louis PD
Seattle Bike Blog
Sunnyvale
Stolen Bikes NOLA
City of Bend
Mission Bicycle Company
Brigham Young University
Bike Portland