Motocross bike thefts - crime prevention advice

Alert message sent 03/03/2020 10:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We’re investigating a series of motorbike thefts from the south of the county.

Since the beginning of January, five motocross bikes have been stolen from addresses in and around Salisbury.

The thefts have been from the following areas: 

Woodland Drive, Winterslow – one orange KTM bike  – 9 January
Grouse Road, Old Sarum – two bikes: an orange, white and black KTM and a green, black and silver Kawasaki – 11 January
Milford Mill Road, Salisbury – one orange KTM – 7 February
Saxon Leas, Winterslow – one blue Yamaha bike – 28 February
Also there was an attempted break-in at The Hollows, Wilton but two bikes were not taken - 3 February.

Det Con Ben Brewster said:  “The majority of the victims in these burglaries have attended the same motocross meeting recently; Wellow in Hampshire on 5 January and Dorchester, Dorset on 8 February.  

“I don’t believe this is a coincidence. It is possible that victims are being targeted at these meetings when bikes are being left unattended. The exact method used by offenders is unknown but I would advise any biker attending to ensure that their bike/s are not left unattended and to check for anything on the bike such as a tracker before travelling home.

"Also, please be aware if anybody is following you home and report anything suspicious to police via 999. 

"The next motocross event is on Sunday 8th March 2020 on the Matterley Estate near Winchester."

Additional crime prevention advice for bikers:

Ensure your bike is locked in a garage and secured by a bike chain/bike anchor/additional locks.

If possible add additional security to the garage like extra locks and an alarm.

Park another larger vehicle in front of the garage door to restrict access.
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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