Every year, countless bicycles are stolen in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Not only on unlit street corners in the middle of nowhere but also from supposedly safe basements and underground garages. For owners, the crime is a shock, especially if the bicycle costs several thousand euros.
However, especially then, it is important to keep a cool head. Because if your bike is stolen, you should take some measures as soon as possible to get it back or have your insurance cover the damage. We will explain what these are in the following.