Thieves steal trials bikes

A TRIALS rider has been left reeling after his two bikes were stolen by thieves.Andy Coe returned home to his house in Grimston Lane, Trimley St Martin, to discover the shed where he kept the trials bikes had been broken into and the pair were gone.

A TRIALS rider has been left reeling after his two bikes were stolen by thieves.

Andy Coe returned home to his house in Grimston Lane, Trimley St Martin, to discover the shed where he kept the trials bikes had been broken into and the pair were gone.

“It's awful - I just cannot believe it,” said Mr Coe.

“I live in a fairly remote place and what worries me is that someone may have been watching me, seen me with the bikes and thought they would come when I was not here and steal them.

“They are specialised bikes and not for riding on the road. They are registered so if they are offered to someone involved in the sport they should be suspicious.”

The off-road Honda TLR 200 and Beta Rev3 270, one red and the other red and silver, were stolen between 4pm on Tuesday and 8.30am on Wednesday , though police feel it may have been before 9pm on Tuesday.

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Mr Coe said a vehicle would have been needed to take the bikes.

“Hopefully someone may have seen a vehicle in the area and may be able to help the police with some details,” he said.

He is a member of Ipswich Motorcycle Club and rides in events all over Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk, and had been due to ride at Lowestoft this weekend.

A police spokeswoman said there had been a report of one of the bikes seen being ridden in the area and would be interested to hear from anyone who has seen it.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, knows who was involved or where the bikes are now,” she added.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Guy Woodward on 01473 613500.

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