Police launch appeal to identify man in connection with Burbage motorcycle theft

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 July 2021

HINCKLEY POLICE officers have launched a public appeal to try and identify a man in connection with the theft of a motorcycle in Burbage which took place in late May.

(Supplied: Hinckley Police / Facebook)

Officers launched the public appeal on social media two days’ ago (9 July), in hopes that the man will be identified and speak to the force regarding the theft of the vehicle.

They want to talk to the man about an incident that took place on 29 May, around 4.48pm, in Brookside, Burbage, where an 18-year-old motorcyclist was pushed off his bike, confronted, and made to hand over his helmet.

The bike was then retrieved just a day later (30 May), from the Saffron Lane area in Leicester, approximately 12.4 miles away from where it was stolen.

An officer working on the case, Detective Constable Chris Coates, said: “We’d like to speak to the man in the image as we believe he will have some information about this incident.

“The victim was left quite shaken after the incident and we’d like to be able to identify who is responsible.”

Anyone who has information should contact the Police’s non-emergency number of 101 and quote the crime number 21*297168.

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