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Another bike stolen in Clayton motorcycle theft ring

Posted March 14, 2013 5:51 p.m. EDT
Updated March 14, 2013 6:01 p.m. EDT

— A fourth motorcycle has been reported stolen in Clayton as police continue to investigate what they believe is a motorcycle theft ring.

Police said Thursday the latest theft happened at 918 Parkside Village Drive, where someone swiped a 2007 Honda CBR 600RR from the parking lot of Parkside Village apartments on Wednesday. That’s the same complex where another Honda sport motorcycle was taken in January.

Two thefts occurred in February:

  • A 2006 Honda CBR was taken Feb. 25 from Fran’s Auto Mart, 11252 U.S. Highway 70 Business West.
  • A 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6s was stolen Feb. 27 from Amelia Village Apartments, at 630 Kershaw Lane.

Police said they recovered the Yamaha last week after media reports about the theft ring prompted tips from the public. Detectives were called to an apartment complex near Triangle Town Center, where the bike was found.

Police said they think thieves are reselling the motorcycles or their parts, and they are encouraging owners to keep a watchful eye on the vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Jason Linder at 919-553-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479. Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward for information leading to an arrest, and callers can remain confidential.