Motorcycle thefts prompt warning

PUBLISHED: 12:27 07 January 2013

Archant

Police in Honiton urge motorcycle owners to keep their bikes secure.

Motorcycle owners in Honiton are being urged to ensure their bikes are kept secure and report anything suspicious following thefts in the town over the last two-months.

Police say three out of four of the motorcycles stolen have been found abandoned.

In November a black and orange TGB Hawk was stolen in Orchard Way and later found in Millhead Road.

A red and black Honda 600 was also stolen from Rosemount Lane after Christmas and found dumped on January 5 in Beggars Lane, and a blue Lifan motorcycle, stolen between Christmas and New Year, was found abandoned at the Heathpark Industrial Estate on January 3.

In addition to these thefts a black Honda was stolen from Queen Street in December and is still missing.

PCSO Phil Anning said: “On each of these occasions the bikes were taken overnight and have been dumped overnight.

“Please be mindful of where you park a bike overnight. Consider parking it in a garage if available or a more secure area and look at additional security such as chains to lock it securely to something.

“Please report any suspicious activity involving motorcycles, particularly during the hours of darkness and the areas mentioned above.

“If anyone is seen riding or pushing a motorcycle and it appears out of the usual then call the police.”

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