Motorbike stolen from home and set alight


Brooke Robertson’s partner’s motorbike was stolen and set alight.
Brooke Robertson’s partner’s motorbike was stolen and set alight.

Ms Robertson said her partner’s Honda CBR500R was wheeled away from the front of her house in the early hours of Saturday, February 20.

“We were out at our neighbours until about 11pm and saw the bike in the driveway when we walked home,” she said.

“Then we stayed up until about midnight and the next thing I knew we woke up to the police knocking on our door at around 2.30am.”

The police had discovered the bike about 100 metres from Ms Robertson’s home, where it had been set ablaze and abandoned.

“We think the thieves realised they couldn’t start the bike without the keys and so for whatever reason they torched it,” Ms Robertson said.

Usually kept in the garage, the bike was parked between a car and the garage door, no more than five metres from the front door of the house.

Two motorbikes were stolen from a nearby Melville home on January 25.

Palmyra officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Gavin Radice said that thieves did occasionally target motorbikes and it was important to keep them locked up and out of sight.

“If you leave a motorcycle in plain sight, be it in front of your house or in an open garage, they are at a higher risk of being stolen either right then or at a later date when thieves may return and try to gain access to your property,” he said.