Thanks to Strathclyde Police and my mate who is an inspector, he spotted my stolen lapierre zesty been ridden by a junky scrote 4months after it was stolen and managed to get some sterling police work done spotting the guy again and arresting him tonight. Only o.5miles from my house
Just been and id'd the bike and now got it back. A couple of dings but all parts okay..... Now the strange bit. Thief denied the crime and bought it from a car boot sale near Lanark for £80 despite being a junkie and not driving. As the police lifted him from the street with the bike the Proc Fiscal are not authorising a search warrant. Guy is getting bailed now and will probably be getting rid of all the other stuff over the next day or two! Aaarrrghh
Now the insurance with Aviva, had £4.5k of stuff stolen but insurance co would only pay out £2,500 due to unsecured outbuilding clause. Legally, do I need to let them know it has been recovered? Frame has been damaged with a small ding on the tt and paintwork is scratched in a couple of places. Could split the bike for parts or sell a full bike.
Unlikely to recover anything else at this stage.
What do the collective think? It is a 2011 zesty 514