A day or two ago Mr Agreeable flagged up a Santa Cruz that appeared ‘fishy’, which was being advertised for sale on eBay.
Enquiries by police revealed that the bike was stolen so colleagues in the Burglary Squad attended an address and recovered the bike, which is now in the process of being restored to the owner. The investigation continues.
The original thread was pulled as well intentioned forum users were contacting the seller with questions that might have raised suspicions with this individual and frustrated police efforts to recover the bike and arrest a suspect.
In all a good result and an example what of co-operation amongst the online MTB community and police can achieve.
Thanks to Mr Agreeable.
All the best.