Recovery Stories

HOLY CRAP! Thanks to Bike Index and the Seattle PD, I got my bike back! AMAZING! THANK YOU! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Casey Bike recovered 2015.11.25

A guy found the bike 20 miles from where it was stolen, emailed into this website, confirmed the serial number and I met him. Thank you for hosting this incredible service Bike Index!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2015.11.25

My girlfriend found the thief/seller on Craigslist and arranged to meet him to buy the bike. I used the Bike Index to warn local shops that the thief was trying to sell it locally, so he was forced to sell it back to us via the internet at a very reduced price. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gabriel Bike recovered 2015.11.23

King County Deputy Robert Nix recovered it the same evening and put it into evident storage, found my Bike Index listing. Kudos to the fantastic police work and the outstanding service this website has become! Donations are well deserved to keep this website going. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ron Bike recovered 2015.11.22

Not to be over exuberant or anything, but I'm ecstatic. A guy named Sam called last night, said he was working with the police and he was almost certain this was my bike. I took the bus down to the Seattle Police Southwest Precinct this afternoon, and low and behold, there it was. Almost 2 months later. Thank you so much, Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sam Bike recovered 2015.11.20

My bike was stolen back in September. I registered it on Bike Index. Every few weeks I would get a link sent to me through Bike Index asking if this was my bike. They weren't, and I had pretty much given up hope on finding it. Then someone sent me a link to a bike that looked exactly like mine. I arranged to buy it. I met with police, who instructed me how to go about the purchase. They intercepted the purchase as soon as it started, and I got my bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Francis Bike recovered 2015.11.17

Bike was recovered by police with Bike Index assistance. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2015.11.17

SPD officer found this in a derelict house, ran it by us, we ID'd it, and its back with the owner. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tamra Bike recovered 2015.11.17

A Seattle police Detective recovered my bike at the thief's homeless camp site at a Queen Anne Park about three weeks after it was taken from my secured parking garage. The surveillance video and the bike index registration played a part in my bikes recovery. I believe that the thief has been arrested. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kathy Bike recovered 2015.11.13

Recovered by Portland Police Bureau with the assistance of the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.12

Recovered by Portland Police Bureau with a Bike Index assist. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.9

Filed a police report within 2 hours of it being stolen. Vancouver Police working the DTES beat seized it from the 'vendor area' and returned it to me within 24 hours of it being stolen after identifying it on the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sheri Bike recovered 2015.11.9

Bike Gallery identified the bike using Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Portland Police Bureau found it with Bike Index assistant. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Portland Police Bureau found it with Bike Index assistant. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Found for sale on ebay, Bike Index helped ID it, returned to owner. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Bike recovered with Bike Index help. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.8

The police officer made it very very clear that we likely wouldn't have gotten it back if we hadn't entered it into the Bike Index online database and made it so easy to determine stolen. So grateful for this service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Portland Police Bureau found it with Bike Index assistant. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ruth Bike recovered 2015.11.8

PPB recovered and ID'd through Bike Index in September. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Identified on Bike Index, returned to owner. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2015.11.8

Portland Police Bureau recovered this with Bike Index assistance. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brett Bike recovered 2015.11.7

Recovered back in sept 2015 with Bike Index help. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2015.11.7

Portland Police Bureau found it with Bike Index assistance. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Evan Bike recovered 2015.11.7

Bike Index Spotted other bike this owner had stolen. SPD busted the guy, found both bikes. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tom Bike recovered 2015.11.6

Bryan from Bike Index sent me a note along with a link to Craigslist. Then he pointed me to the right people to speak to from the police from the city where my bike was on sale (Santa Cruz). 1hour After we spoke to them about the case, they pick it up from the seller. They confirmed the bike is mine. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mizue Bike recovered 2015.11.4

Thanks to a tip to Portland Police Dept, my bike was located during a search of a suspicious person. The bike has been "modified" (all the accessories were removed, tires changed and the frame painted a bit). Getting the serial # on the Bike Index was the key to ID'ing it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rebecca Bike recovered 2015.11.1

Bike Index assistance and Seattle Police Department investigation and arrests. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Todd Bike recovered 2015.10.30

Newly formed city bike task force found the bike at a local transient camp. They identified the bike on Bike Index and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scooter Bike recovered 2015.10.28

I spotted my frame and assorted parts on eBay, notified bike index, and they got ahold of a Detective at the SPD who they have been working with. The detective recovered my frame and the majority of my other parts in a record breaking 24 hrs after I spotted the bike. If I had not been registered with Bike Index I would have had the connections that allowed for my bike to be recovered before it was sold. Thank you to all involved in getting my bike back to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2015.10.28

Officers Riley and Scott from the Portland Police found it in less than 24 hours, and identified it on the Bike Index. Unbelievable. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Keith Bike recovered 2015.10.26

It was found near NW industrial park, and the finders identified it on the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike sreddy Bike recovered 2015.10.23

A young lad recognised it from the Bike Index and approached the youths that had it and told them it was his and took it back home. His mum contacted via mobile number that I left on here. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lee Bike recovered 2015.10.22

Bike was ID'd by a friendly citizen using Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nathaniel Bike recovered 2015.10.21

Bike was turned in to a security guard at a safeway. The guard brought it home, found it on the Bike Index, and contacted me. So, the moral of the story is if you don't have your bike registered with the Bike Index, DO IT NOW. It doesn't have to be stolen to register. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jen Bike recovered 2015.10.20

Someone brought my bike into the shop to get if fixed it. The shop suspected that it was stolen, found it on the Bike Index, and contacted me! They even had it delivered back to Portland. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeremy Bike recovered 2015.10.16

An awesome dude bought it on 3rd ave in Seattle for 1/3 of its value. He looked it up in the bike index and gave me a call. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Falcon Bike recovered 2015.10.16

Officer Scott of the Portland police recovered it, but Bike Index was instrumental! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kringen Bike recovered 2015.10.15

A man in Seatac wanted to sell his Specialized bike. A potential buyer rode to his house on my Scorpion and left it as collateral while he “test rode” the Specialized. He never returned. The Specialized owner went to report his stolen bike online and saw the picture of my stolen Scorpion. He emailed me and I picked up my ride. Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Low Rider Bike recovered 2015.10.13

Seattle PD recovered bike and used info I provided on the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2015.10.9

Someone was approached by the thief, who was selling the bike, and thought it was suspicious. They purchased the bike, and checked the Bike Index for it, and found my contact info. They tuned my bike up and returned it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alaia Bike recovered 2015.10.7

The Portland PD found it abandoned somewhere, and then identified it on the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2015.10.7

The police contacted me after they found the bike thief with my bike. They used the Bike Index to figure out whose bike it was. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2015.10.7

Portland Police Bureau recovered it from the thief and saw it here on the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brett Bike recovered 2015.10.4

Someone saw my bike here on the Bike Index, saw it locked up somewhere, and notified the local police department for recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Daniel Bike recovered 2015.10.4

Someone contacted me through the Bike Index. I went by and picked it up. A bit worse for wear, but cheaper than buying a new bike. Reunited, and it feels so good. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2015.10.1

Someone from the Bike Index found the bike on OfferUp.com. Portland police were able to find the burglar. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gunsul Bike recovered 2015.9.29

Someone recognized it on the bike index and contacted me! They recognized it by the distinguishing photos. I am so happy, and can't thank everyone enough. Such an amazing support system for those with stolen bikes! Sending good vibes to those still searching. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lindsay Bike recovered 2015.9.27

Someone saw the bike on the Bike Index, and then saw someone with it on the street. They gave me a call, and we reported it to the police. Bike was recovered along with a lot of other stolen bikes. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ben Bike recovered 2015.9.26

Someone bought it and saw it on the Bike Index, they contacted me to get me my bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derek Bike recovered 2015.9.25