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Clayton police investigating possible motorcycle theft ring

Posted March 7, 2013 11:13 a.m. EST
Updated March 7, 2013 12:40 p.m. EST

— 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.