Police say thieves target motorcycles

July 16, 2008 4:19:41 AM PDT
Some people who are turning to motorcycles because of high gas prices may also have to watch out for thieves looking for fuel-efficient rides.It only takes about $25 to fill up a motorcycle and most get 40 to 50 miles per gallon. Dealers say they've seen a 20 to 30 percent spike in recent sales. But more bikes also mean more thefts.

Montgomery County's auto theft task force is handling more bike thefts than last year.

"We are seeing the motorcycles taken everywhere, business, homes, restaurants, bars, anywhere people are leaving them unattended," said Lt. David Moore with the Montgomery Auto Theft Task Force.

Investigators say recovering stolen bikes can be tricky. They only find a small number of them.

There's more to this story in the Atascosita Observer, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.

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