Hampden Hawker: Stolen Scooters!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Stolen Scooters!

Apparently, scooters are a hot item for theives. Last night at least seven scooters were stolen from a garage on the 3800 block of Falls Road. At least five people are in custody in relation to the crime. Go here to see a news clip--including footage of an arrest.

Apparently scooters are a hot item for theft at the moment, but there's a catch. Vintage scooters require shifting, and most thieves don't know how to ride them so they will either load them up on a truck or roll them away at first.

One tipster is searching for her scooters not yet recovered. Keep an eye out for: 1 Bajaj (flat black in color and looks like a vintage Vespa) and a Lambretta TV 175 (vintage, white with oxblood colored headset and side panels). Contact Hawker if you have any leads.

EDIT: Go here for more deets about yet another scooter stolen from Hampden last night--this one from a backyard on Chestnut.


At 2:32 PM, Blogger Seinberg said...

My motorcycle was stolen from my backyard near-ish 34th and Elm about a year and a half ago. It had a tricky clutch, though, so the thieves eventually dumped it about 5 blocks away when they couldn't figure it out (after destroying the ignition and denting everything up).

At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Cheap Gas Scooters said...

There are a number of ways you can make your scooter safer or less likely to be stolen.

In the future, I see Lojack and other RFID devices playing a larger part in preventing this type of theft or at least making recovery much easier.

Kyle Park

At 10:12 AM, Blogger BaltimoreGal said...

There were several garages broken into in Stone Hill (locks cut) over the weekend. Nothing was in them other than trashcans, as far as I know so nothing stolen.


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