“Load and Go” bike thieves hit hard, police looking for stolen motorcycles
HERSHEY, Penn. (Biker Dad) –“Load and Go” bike thieves are hitting hard in Pennsylvania. Now police are looking for the thieves and the stolen bikes. Derry Township police posted the Crime Stoppers alert.
The alert says the thieves rolled around an apartment complex late Tuesday into Wednesday morning and stole three motorcycles. All three bikes had their forks locked. But that didn’t stop the thieves. Police say they loaded them onto a truck most likely or a “large enclosed vehicle.” Police are hoping that someone’s private camera caught the crooks in action and are asking neighbors to check.
The bikes were a Blue Yamaha R1, a red and black Kawasaki Ninja 400 and a red Honda CRF 250. Motorcycle thefts seem to be way up recently with thefts like these reported across the country and private homes and dealerships.
“Load and Go” bike thieves: Full Press Release
On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Derry Township Police received reports that three motorcycles were stolen from parking areas near separate residences at the Briarcrest Gardens Apartment complex in Hershey, PA. All three motorcycles are believed to have been stolen between Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00 PM and Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM. All three stolen motorcycles had their steering columns in the locked position. One of the stolen motorcycles was equipped with a rear wheel hub lock that was not removed as it was not left at the scene. All of the keys for the motorcycles are accounted for. It is believed the motorcycles were likely loaded into a truck, trailer, or large enclosed vehicle. Derry Township Police are asking residents in that area to check home surveillance footage for any suspicious persons or vehicles where these thefts occurred. Any relevant video footage or information may lead us to recovering these motorcycles. The stolen motorcycles are a Blue Yamaha R1, a red and black Kawasaki Ninja 400 and a Red Honda CRF250. If you have seen any suspicious persons or vehicles in that area or have information related to these thefts, please contact Derry Township Police at (717) 534-2202.