I hope this is the appropriate place to post, and if it's not then please forgive me on account of my surprise and dismay at what happened.
Tonight I locked my bike for about 6 hours while I was volunteering which took me far from the bike.
It was locked with a U-lock and cable wrapping together the wheels and frame. When I got back to it I saw that my handlebars had been broken off and were nowhere to be seen.
My two questions are:
Is this common?
What can/should I do now (as a general question about bike-related theft)?
I walked the bike home and it is sitting in my garage. Nothing else was taken and the locks were not broken.
This happened at Ravenswood & Leland (just south of Lawrence) somewhere between 6:30PM and 12:30 AM.
Is there any point in filing a police report? *Can* I file a police report? I don't know what to do in this situation.
Thanks for any help!