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be on look out for stolen bikes after two raids

OSET Bikes is appealing for witnesses or information after 45 of its 2017 bikes were stolen yesterday from a lorry park in Leicestershire.

The incident happened between 6pm and 5am on the night of 25 October at Markfield Service Station J22 off the M1, while the driver completed an overnight rest break.

The new 2017 bikes were being transported from the docks, having cleared customs, to the manufacturer’s warehouse facilities in the Midlands.  From here they were due to be transported across the UK to the dealership network.

The theft was only discovered when the driver returned to his vehicle at 5am on 26 October and noticed both seal and container lock had been removed and the door ajar.

The thieves stole only the smaller models in the range – the 12.5 Eco, 12.5R and 16.0R were the models taken.

Anyone with information should contact Leicestershire police on 101, ask for Leicestershire Police and use crime number 1600-0339-892.  Alternatively please email [email protected]

If you are offered a suspicious 2017 OSET bike outside of OSET’s official dealer network please check the frame number and report it to the police or OSET as it may be stolen.

Earlier this week, and as reported on our website, thieves stole six KTM machines from Redline Motorcycles in Loughborough. The raiders ground the perimeter gate off and broke into a company van parked against the door of the premises before moving it to gain access to the showroom. The theft took place on the evening of Monday 24 October.

The bikes to look out for are a 50 SX, frame no. VBKMRA23XHM034499; 65 SX, VKMRA238HM031567; 85 SX, VKMXC235HM025811; plus three EXE machines, a 250, 350 and a 450.

Taking in the damage caused in the raid, it will cost the dealership £25,000, according to store manager Richard Hewitt. “There’s no real hope of recovering the bikes at the moment, to be honest,” said Hewitt. Replacement stock in time for Christmas is not an issue.

Anyone who can help should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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