Rider’s heartbreak after bikes stolen

Vanessa''s 2017 Yamaha R6 was allegedly stolen was from her garage. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

By Brendan Rees

A motorcyclist has been left heartbroken after her two bikes worth nearly $27,000 were allegedly stolen from her garage in Cranbourne North.
Vanessa, who asked not to reveal her surname, is pleading for the safe return of her bikes which were taken from her Courtney Gardens Estate garage between 8am and 8.30am on Wednesday 17 January.
“They’ve broken the lock (to the garage). They’ve taken two bikes; one was a dedicated track bike, and the second bike I picked it up on the 1 December,” she said.
Her beloved track bike was a black and white 2009 Suzuki GSXR 600, valued at $8000 and the other was a brand new black and white 2017 Yamaha R6 with yellow rims and valued at $19,000.
Vanessa said she was still coming to terms with the loss of her pride and joy even though the bikes were insured.
“I’m just heartbroken and devastated. I’ve been waiting for these bikes to get Australia. I had one on order before they even got here.”
“To wait for them to get here and for someone to take it is heartbreaking. You work so hard and my love for riding is second to none,” she said.
Vanessa said she received a call from a friend who had noticed the garage door was up and the bikes missing on the Wednesday morning.
“She said ‘where’s your bikes?’ I would say that phone call was like having my heart ripped out because these bikes are the absolute love of my life,” she said.
“Our neighbours heard a dog between 8 and 8.30 in the morning, barking. He stuck his head out the front to see what was happening and seen a white ute in our driveway with a bike on the back.”
“However we own a white ute so it didn’t cause any suspicion from him and he left it and went back inside.”
She said she the wheel locks for the Yamaha were taken but the race race stands for the track bike were left behind.
Narre Warren Crime Investigation Unit is investigating the incident.
Detective Senior Constable Glenn Dalzotto said police had no leads at this stage, and were looking for CCTV footage as well as appealing for any witnesses.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Narre Warren CIU on 9705 3111.

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