A friend that was living with me stole my bike in the middle of the night and robbed a store at gun point. He escaped and left my bike in a field for the police to find. How do I get the bike back? The cop said when he gets caught and goes to court his lawyer will have to request the release of the bike. So if they never find him I can't get my bike back? And why does the criminal have more say over my property than I do?