Hello everyone!

I have moved to the capital city of my country. Two months ago a friend of mine gifted me his old montain bike. It was a good bike. Why did he do that? Because my old one was stolen from my apartment. Now i got a better security in my apartment.

Today while i left the bike chained to a bike parking stand at a hipermarket to buy myself dinner, the suprise was huge on the way back.

I got bike jacked once again. Called the police, but as the bike was gifted, and it was old, there wasnt any number on the bike to help finding it. So there is almost no chance of it being found.

As hard as life is, how do i deal with these situations that pushes me into depression?

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Well the only piece of advice I can give is not to take the theft personally. Thief's don't really select targets because of personal animus. So don't take it personally. 

In my city when a car is broken into the police simply do not care. It is too much work for them and they can't simply write a ticket in order to take money away from someone so they just sit back and do nothing.

I have seen people who take the bike seat off and take it with them to try and deter people from taking their bike. With just about anything if someone really wants to steal it then there is not much you can do to stop them. Your best option is to try and make it as difficult as possible so that they will find an easier target.

There are thieves outside the city as well.  Bikes are particularly vulnerable ... they're difficult to secure, difficult to trace, worth a couple hundred bucks, and you don't need a key to start them.  I'd find a way to quit leaving stuff like that unattended, or find a way to secure it better.


Check nearby pawn shops -- if they have those in your country.  The likelihood is that the thief didn't want the bike, he wanted cash.  Check nearby places he could've sold it for quick cash.

 

Getting your bike stolen ought not 'push you into depression', though.  Even if its a valuable, sentimental, old and/or meaningful bike ... its still just a bike.  You buy another one, try to avoid the same situation again, and move on with your life.  It happens.

 

JB

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