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Thieves targeting motorcycles

Police are warning the public after a recent string of motorcycle thefts in the area.

Since June 1, the Prince George RCMP have noticed an unusual trend in the Prince George area.  In this short period of time, 12 motorcycles of various types have been targeted by thieves.  Only five others were reported stolen between January 1 and May 31.  The motorbikes range in style from mopeds to street bikes, but are mostly of the dirt bike variety.

Here is a list of bikes still outstanding:

Year Colour Make Model Style File Number Date Reported
1989 Black Yamaha Riva Moped 2017-17778 June 7, 2017
  ATTEMPTED 2017-18077 June 9, 2017
2008 Orange KTM SX-F 250 Dirt bike 2017-18124 June 9, 2017
2014 Blue Yamaha TW 200 Dual sport 2017-18467 June 12, 2017
2016 Red Honda 110cc Dirt bike 2017-19012 June 16, 2017
2008 Green Kawasaki KLR 650 Enduro 2017-19273 June 18, 2017
2003 Yellow Suzuki DR 400 Dirt bike 2017-19285 June 18, 2017
  RECOVERED 2017-19607 June 20, 2017
  RECOVERED 2017-20537 June 27, 2017
2009 Red Kymcu Vital Moped 2017-20544 June 27, 2017
  RECOVERED 2017-20983 June 30, 2017
  RECOVERED 2017-21525 July 3, 2017
  RECOVERED 2017-21780 July 5, 2017

These bikes were stolen from parking lots, back yards, carports and driveways.  Some were locked and others were not.

The Prince George RCMP are strongly urging motorcycle owners to take precautions to help ensure you are not victimized by a motorcycle thief.  In addition, police would like to request that everyone be observant and report suspicious activity to police.

Tips for motorcycle owners:

  • Store out of sight of thieves.Out of sight is out of mind;
  • Keep it locked even inside a storage locker, shed or a garage;
  • Record serial number, make, model, colour and any special identifying parts/marks. Keep the record safe at home or in a safety deposit box with other serial numbers of valuables;
  • Use theft protection devices when leaving the motorcycle in a public place. Use high quality locks of case-hardened steel, as poor quality locks can be cut in seconds. It is important to secure it to an immovable object;
  • Report promptly any theft of bicycle to local police.

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