Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Last Tuesday someone stole my bike from the backyard of my girlfriends apartment in St Kilda. My girlfriend went nuts calling local pawnshops and 2nd hand dealers and found it in:
Money Centre- Cash Converters in Richmond 609 Bridge road.
There were a few other expensive bikes that didn't look like pawnshop material there, so just letting you know in case anyone living around this area got a bike stolen too.
After a few days of back and forth with the police, court and shop, I got my bike back! Good luck to all others that got their bikes pinched!
Despite all their attempts to project a squeaky clean image and all the licencing and records that they have to keep, seems that anytime a bike is stolen you're often advised to go straight to the nearest theft-converters and check for it. The whole industry is a joke, and the police know it.
Good on you for getting it back, so many of them just disappear.