O’FALLON, Ill. – Thieves swiped five motorcycles from a nearby commercial enterprise early Friday morning.
At the Metro East Motorsports in O’Fallon, a rock or large piece of concrete become thrown through a window. Five thieves wearing black clothing and bike helmets ran into the showroom, grabbed 5 new Kawasaki motorcycles, and made their way out thru a garage door.
Police said the suspects rode 4 of the motorcycles from the scene and loaded the fifth right into a minivan. Witnesses informed police they noticed of the motorcycles rushing alongside westbound I-sixty four near Illinois Route 111 quickly after the theft.
Bret Boyd, the proprietor of Metro East Motorsports, says it appears the thieves knew wherein the keys are stored locked up, and that they had been inside and out within minutes.
“We maintain the keys close by the bikes and we are wondering why they knew where the keys had been, however, it turned into pretty short,” said Boyd. “They grabbed the keys and placed the keys inside the ignition. Four of the 5 motorcycles ran and one did now not. They filled the heaviest bike that we had inside the again of a van.”
Three of the stolen motorcycles were green, one turned into green and black, and one was silver, valued together around $ forty-five,000.
Anyone with statistics is requested to touch the O’Fallon, Illinois police.