INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 3, 2015) - Neighbors in one South side community woke up Thursday morning to find expensive motorcycles stolen from their garages.
The thieves targeted homes along South Brill Road and East Troy Avenue. One man reported five motorcycles were stolen from his garage. He told FOX59 the bikes were being stored in the garage for a weekend trip to a Tennessee motorcycle destination. He said the thieves busted open the garage and stole all five motorcycles by dragging them out and likely storing them in a trailer.
“These are almost show quality motorcycles, all five of them were and it’s real frustrating to know somebody would violate you like that. That’s a straight show of how crazy people can really be or how desperate people can really be," said Christopher Chiesi.
The bikes stolen from his garage include two 2008 Harley-Davidson/Super Glide Sportsters, a 2104 Harley- Davidson Super Glide Street Glide, a 2005 Suzuki Gsxr 1300, and a 2003 Suzuki Gsxr 1300.
Chiesi said the thieves were quick and quiet. He said he knows enough about motorcycles to know he likely will never see them in one piece again.
“They would probably take them apart and try and sell them. Some of the race bike, the parts are worth more than the bikes is complete," he said.
Just down the street, Rob Willsey woke up to find his motorcycle stolen from his garage as well.
A 2009 Harley-Davidson Super Glide was stolen from the garage. He said his keys were locked inside a safe in his house. He said the thieves wouldn't have been able to start the bike without the keys.
“It hurts. I work hard for the things I have and to have somebody come in here and take them is very frustrating," Willsey said.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating. There are possibly other reports of stolen motorcycles in the community as well. Neighbors are asking each other to be extra vigilant and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.