The 2017 National Cycle Crime Survey revealed that only 10 per cent of victims get their stolen bike back again. Among their number is a London cyclist who stole theirs back again after apparently spotting it locked in a bike rack. They also went to the trouble of leaving a series of post-it notes for the thief.
The Metro reports that the four notes were spotted on Shoreditch high street by Tom Cridland on Tuesday night.
They read: “You cunt. Next time you steal a bike use a different lock! Thank you for leaving on our route to town. You can keep the seat as a momento [sic].”
Cridland said: “I love the little notes as I think they raise more questions than they do answers. Like how did the thief manage to get the lock off and use the same one to lock it up? Or how far away was the bike stolen from for it to end up back with its owner?
“There are just a lot of questions. It was raining too and the post it notes didn't look too wet or weren't hanging off so they must have only been stuck there about 20 minutes before.”