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Clayton police investigating possible motorcycle theft ring

Posted March 7, 2013

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— Clayton police are investigating whether the thefts of three motorcycles from the same general area are related, and they’re encouraging motorcycle owners to keep a watchful eye on their bikes.

Two of the motorcycles were stolen from residential parking lots, and the third was taken from a dealership. Police said the vehicles were hauled away – not driven.

A 2012 Honda CBR 1000RR with a black windshield was stolen Jan. 21 from Parkside Condominiums, at 1838 Parkside Village Drive. The vehicle is valued at $14,7000.

The second theft happened Feb. 25 at Fran’s Auto Mart, 11252 U.S. Highway 70 Business West. The 2006 Honda CBR, worth about $8,000, was parked under a shelter and locked with a chain attached to the front rim.

Two days later, a 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6s worth $4,500 was stolen from Amelia Village Apartments, at 630 Kershaw Lane.

Police said they think thieves are reselling the motorcycles or their parts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to an arrest, and callers can remain confidential.


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  • Greyhound_Girl Mar 15, 2013

    I would have Lo Jack on my bike, if it wasn't in a garage overnight.

  • edits Mar 7, 2013

    I had a friend that actually put his in the foyer of his house, said it was cheaper than the insurance and he could keep an eye on it at all times, lol

  • ReallyBigYawn Mar 7, 2013

    How long does it take to steal one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy0c8nsb4cw

    New bike owners assume they want the bike as a whole. They don't care because they part it out.

  • ncmech Mar 7, 2013

    Had two stolen within 5 months years ago.
    4 guys were picking them up and loading them into the back of a van.
    Took less than a minute...

  • Obamacare rises Mar 7, 2013

    I'd be sure to put a hidden tracking device on a bike if I didn't have a garage and parked it outside.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 7, 2013

    Hope they get em . You can lock the bikes in place so they can't roll it off, at lease not a straight line, but if they're load em, there no way to stop that. I think I would be looking at bikes being hauled on trailer in that area.