HARLEY-DAVIDSON seems to have a little bit of an American theft difficulty at the second, with a selection of dealerships going through a spate of robberies in 2021 – with the most modern endeavor at Appleton Harley-Davidson in Clarksville, Tennessee leading to a somewhat comical ending.
Five burglars (donning motorcycle helmets to conceal their identification) broke into the loved ones-run Tennessee dealership at about 3 am on Saturday the 29th of May perhaps, took their decide of bikes, and created for the entrance doorway.
When there, they uncovered the doorway was locked (the natural way) and not simply opened with out a critical – so took to ramming one particular of the equipment consistently versus the doorway until it gave way.
Sad to say, a few of the thieves managed to make an escape on the motorcycles, but the previous two weren’t so fortunate. One particular of the hapless robbers managed to get caught in the door, and with police on the way & their accomplice trapped behind them, the two were pressured to abandon the scene. They took off on foot, seen fleeing on CCTV.
On listening to this tale, I was picturing the would-be robbers trapped in the entrance doorway shoulder-to-shoulder, regretably it is not very that comical (despite the fact that they very likely have the same IQ).
Of the three stolen motorcycles, two have been described by Clarksville Now as being on consignment (and due to return to their entrepreneurs), with the final a custom made-manufactured CVO.
Harley-Davidson robberies in The united states, what’s heading on across the pond?
Seemingly established off by the Kokomo Harley-Davidson theft again in March, with those intruders driving out the front doorway with close to $100k value of bar & protect items, all over 12 sellers throughout Illinois, Indiana, Alabama and Kentucky have been qualified, with 3 of all those coming in the very last thirty day period.
Proprietor of the Appleton dealership, Tia Suiter explained:
“I really do not want to say any time is a fantastic time to be robbed, but like most dealerships correct now, there’s not substantially on the good deal. We have no inventory. We have very little in the showroom.”
“I really feel blessed no just one was injured or harm. I really feel blessed that we only dropped a few bikes. I’m really satisfied that the workforce weren’t there and this did not materialize in the course of open up hrs. We really like our personnel and we love our local community.”
Even though robberies at dealerships are not a new matter by any implies, it’s peculiar that so quite a few Harley-Davidson dealers are reporting thefts at the instant. Appealing devices or not, no question Hd dealers will have security on substantial notify for the relaxation of the year.