Thieves bundle stolen motorbike into tiny getaway car

Shocking CCTV footage captures the moment two thieves steal a motorcycle parked outside a Plymouth home.

Footage recorded outside the Whitleigh home of Ross McManus on Taunton Avenue – which Mr McManus has given PlymouthLive permission to share – shows a car stop in the middle of the road, near the parked motorbike.

The occupants of the car, which police say was a blue Suzuki Wagon, can be spotted getting out of their vehicle and walking towards the motorcycle.

They soon pick the motorbike up and carry it into the back of their car before driving away from the scene.

But the small vehicle is barely big enough to fit the bike in as they drive off with it hanging out the back.

Mr McManus believes the pair drove down Taunton Avenue, along Budshead Road and through Tamerton Foliot, after stealing his motorcycle.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in contact.

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The incident occurred on Taunton Avenue in Whitleigh on Wednesday, September 30 at 1.15am.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ”Police are appealing for information following an incident of theft which occurred on Taunton Avenue in Whitleigh on Wednesday 30 September.

The motorcycle stolen from outside Mr McManus’ home
(Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)

”At approximately 1.15am on the Wednesday morning, a blue Suzuki Wagon pulled up on Taunton Avenue and the occupants of the vehicle exited.

”They picked up a red Honda CRF250 motorcycle with registration WF70FWK and placed it into the rear of the Sukuki before driving off.

”Police are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or to anyone who may have been offered this motorcycle [pictured].

”The number plates may have since been changed.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage of the area is asked to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/082198/20.

Plymouth Live