Rider heartbroken at uncharitable theft


Simon Dzelzitis with his beloved bike, which was stolen recently.
Simon Dzelzitis with his beloved bike, which was stolen recently.

Mr Dzelzitis was enjoying a few drinks at a friend’s home in Armadale on March 11 where he decided to stay the night.

When he awoke the next morning, his red 1991 Moto Guzzi, Le Mans 1000 motorbike (rego 1CL 470) was gone.

“It is absolutely heartbreaking,” he said.

“I’ve shared some incredible history with that bike, I’ve ridden it all the way around Australia, I’ve put more than 200,000km on that old girl.

“I have never been a large wage earner and I’ve never been in a position to be able to rely on banks for brand new motorcycles.”

To make matter worse for Mr Dzelzitis, barely a week before the theft he lost his job due to a downturn in work.

“It was very close (to being made redundant) and very raw, having a couple of big hits like that in the space of a couple of weeks,” he said.

“(The bike) is very well known within motorcycling circles, especially the charity ride circles, because I have been involved in a lot of charity rides over many, many years since 2003.”

Mr Dzelzitis said the bike was one of only 30 in WA and is pleading for its safe return.

A $200 reward for the return of the motorbike or information leading to successful recovery of the bike in good working order is being offered, no questions asked.

If anyone sees anything or has any information about the whereabouts of the bike, they are asked to contact Mr Dzelzitis on 0407 442 757, or police on 131 444.