We all need to do our bit to stop motorcycle thefts. That means making sure it’s as difficult as possible for thieves and lowlifes to be able to steal our bikes. And also being aware and more vigiliant when you’re buying. Especially if it seems like a deal that’s too good to be true.
Any stolen motorcycle is heartbreaking. But it’s really tough when a young family lose their collection of children’s bikes after thieves pull up in broad daylight.
These three machines were taken from near Killamarsh, which is in North East Derbyshire near Sheffield and Yorkshire. The thieves used what appears to be a short wheelbase Sprinter van with a blacked out side window. And turned up just after 12 noon on January 31st, 2018. So be aware if you live in the area.
The bikes to keep an eye out for if they turn up online or for sale locally are:
A KTM 125 with ‘vern335’ decals which the thieves may have removed, but also under the seat there’s a non standard bolt to provide a useful clue.
Also taken was a Honda CRF70 in good condition, which belonged to the young lady pictured above.
And finally a Suzuki LT50 quad which was being passed down to her little brother.
Also taken were a helmet and some gear and clothing belonging to the young lady. So if you spot any of the bikes being offered together, especially with kit and clothing, then let us know and we’ll pass on the details to the family. Or contact your local police. If you spot them online, for instance being offered via Facebook selling groups, take some screenshots and save the website address and it may lead police to the thieving toerags.
If we get any more details on bikes, like frame numbers, we’ll update the story. And also any more information on the thieves so other motorcyclists in the area can hopefully avoid having their motorcycles pinched as well.