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Dangerous Curves

Crime Doesn't Pay

I had a phone call and email from the police on Friday to say that my stolen bike had been found in a lockup garage in north London, believed to have been used for smash and grabs and other CRIMES. It's currently in the hands of the law, getting dusted for fingerprints and things.

This is the replacement bike, the one I had about 6 weeks before it was stolen. Maddeningly, the insurance claim hasn't gone through yet (my fault for being slow to get the documents across) so this is all my problem.

I really don't want this bike back; I'm very much in love with the new one, plus I don't want to own something that's been involved in horrible crimes.

I also feel weirdly guilty about my property being used for said crimes.

The good news is that my bike was recovered as part of a significant Swoop - the officer I spoke to sounded terribly pleased with himself and described the contents of the lockup as a 'treasure trove' - and there will probably be arrests.
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Well, that's certainly good news! Here's hoping that those responsible will be sacked and supressed, not necessarily in that order.

Will the insurance claim still go through with you getting the bike back?
Not sure yet - a payout would be the best possible outcome for me, so here's hoping.
Nothing for you to feel guilty about - I hope they catch those responsible. :-)
Yeah, I know that really - it just feels nasty! I hope those responsible are caught and actually learn something from it.
At least they found it! :)
Yes! After two months, that's pretty amazing!