Well its a sad day for me. Late last night my bike was stolen. The good news is that its not my nice road commuting bike. Its a hybrid that I let friends/family or housemates use - but still I've had it for a long time and makes me sad... (I don't know how it was locked right now - wasn't me)
He filed a police report, I have some recent pictures, and will start scanning Craigslist hoping for an outcome like this.
But my question is about pawn shops. I live downtown Denver and there are several shops scattered about. I wouldn't be surprised if it made its way there. While I know laws vary state to state, has anyone ever "flagged" a pawn shop to be on the lookout? Or "repossessed" their bike from a shop?
I realize its not in their best financial interest to ask a lot of questions - but if I did find it you can bet I'd take action right there at retrieving my property.
I plan to keep a copy of the report and my photos in my bag for a while, so if I do come across it I'll be prepared.
Hoping for the best...