I had a cab stolen once, out of parked car (smash and grab. Man, we were gone less than 5 minutes!). I filed a police report. A couple of weeks later, I found it in a pawn shop 3 blocks away from where it was stolen. I didn't confront anyone. I went straight to the police. The police arranged to have an officer meet me at the pawn shop when it opened the next day. The officer arrived, went into the shop with me and demanded to see the paperwork for the item in question. The clerk/owner put up a fuss, complaining that the item was bought legitimately, but the officer wasn't havin' any of it. The books showed that the seller had also sold the shop 7 bikes and a bunch of other interesting quantities of items you wouldn't expect to come from one person. The officer told the clerk/owner that he was in possession of stolen property and that the police would be confiscating the cabinet to return it to its rightful owner. I didn't have to pay a dime, much to the complaint of the clerk/owner. The officer also told them the police would be keeping an eye on his shop for the next few months. It was kind of a Judge Dredd moment. I AM THE LAW! Circumstances for your theft are obviously different, and we live in different countries, but I hope your situation has a similar outcome.