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Motorsports groups and the Bermuda Police Service are appealing for witnesses after two motorcycles were stolen in St David's.

“The Bermuda Motorsports Park has regrettably been the target of thieves over the holiday weekend,” Antoine Richards, president of the Bermuda Association of Motorsports, told The Royal Gazette.

“Several of our members' containers had locks removed and the contents disturbed. We were very upset to find that two off-road motocross bikes were removed from the facility.

“These were a child-sized 65cc bike and an adult-sized 250cc bike.

“We encourage the public to join us in searching for our members' stolen property. Please contact the Bermuda Police Service if you see or hear these bikes.”

Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club president Takara Dill added that while none of the BMRC bikes were taken, their containers were also damaged.

“We received notification of the break-in midafternoon on Tuesday and a few of our members, along with that of the Bermuda Motorcross Club and the Bermuda Karting Club, went to assess the damage.

“While we are grateful that none of the BMRC bikes were taken, we did sustain some damage to our containers.

“The BMRC will do whatever we can to co-operate with the Bermuda Police Service as they continue with the investigation and encourage anyone who may have any information to assist as well.”

According to a police spokesman, an “unknown culprit or culprits gained entry to the grounds and several storage containers” between 6pm on Monday and 11am on Tuesday.

A white Cobra 65cc motocross bike with pink, purple and black graphics was taken along with an all-white Yamaha YZ 250F motocross bike with black rims.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses or persons with information on the whereabouts of these stolen motocross bikes should contact the main police telephone number 295-0011,” said a police spokesperson.

Stolen bikes: Thieves took two motocross bikes from the Bermuda Motorsports Park in St David's over the holiday weekend (Photograph supplied)
Stolen bikes: Thieves took two motocross bikes from the Bermuda Motorsports Park in St David's over the holiday weekend (Photograph supplied)

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Published September 07, 2016 at 12:11 pm (Updated September 08, 2016 at 8:16 am)

Witnesses sought after motorcycle theft

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