Forgetful thieves won’t go far with e-bike stolen from Willetton

Forgetful thieves won’t go far with e-bike stolen from Willetton

WILLETTON resident Natasha Hurley-Walker warns owners of e-bikes to store them securely after her bike was stolen from her home last month.

Thieves broke into Dr Hurley-Walker’s garage and stole a red eZee Expedir e-bike valued at $4200 but left behind the keys and battery essential for the bike to operate.

“Only two months after purchasing it, my electric cargo bike was stolen.

“They didn’t take the charger which was in the garage. And, just like a car the bike can’t start without the key. The keys are registered so you can’t get them duplicated without exposing yourself,” she said.

Dr Hurley-Walker (34), who is an academic at Curtin University and is seven months pregnant, relied on her e-bike to transport herself and her young son to work and child-care five days a week.

“The bike solved my commute and was a way for me to keep fit, plus my son loved it.”

She said it was “creepy” to think someone had potentially watched her and decided to take her e-bike.

“Who sees a pregnant woman with a toddler and says that is an easy target?”

Thieves also stole her and her son’s bicycle helmets along with a toy clipped to the bike carriage.

Anyone with information about Dr Hurley-Walker’s stolen bike should contact Cannington Police.