By Brendan Rees
A Cranbourne South man who had his $10,000 dirt bike allegedly stolen from his shed is offering a reward to anyone that can help track down its whereabouts.
Karlie Owen said her husband Mark was gutted to find his shed, situated on their two-and-half-acre Walter Way property, had been broken into with his pride and joy missing on the morning of Sunday, 13 May.
She said the culprits had cut through barb wire fencing to get to the shed.
“You could see where it had been wheeled through the cut wires and they’ve wheeled it through the dead paddock next door,” she said.
“They’ve also cut the wires of the front boundary fence on the neighbouring property.”
Mr Owen is desperate to get his 2017 KTM 350 dirt bike back (which is of orange, white and black in colour) and is offering a $500 reward to anyone that can find it. The couple have also appealed for help on Facebook’s Casey Crime Page.
According to Ms Owen, the intruders forced open the roller door to the shed where they have also made away with $700 that was kept for footy tipping, before leaving via a sliding door in the shed.
She said they felt “Really violated, shaken and angry. We feel it was suspicious, someone knew it was in the shed.”
It’s believed the theft occurred sometime between 10pm on Saturday 12 May and 8am on Sunday, 13 May.
A neighbour heard what he believed was the sound of a four-stroke engine motorbike go past his property at about 2am on Sunday 13 May, Ms Owen said.
Cranbourne police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information can call Ms Owen on 0432871746.
Alternatively, people can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.