The owner was devastated. In an email, she expressed pessimism about ever seeing her family's bike again. Although the Abus frame lock had been locked around the rear wheel, the bike was nonetheless gone.
Yesterday, local police found the stolen Vancouver CETMA. There was significant damage to some components, but the Abus frame lock remained secured to the back wheel.
Last year, my personal cargo bike was stolen from my workshop parking lot and quickly found nearby with the frame lock still attached. The thief couldn't remove it and abandoned the bike. Story here: http://cetmacargo.com/blogs/huge-news/60272837-found