Gang raid Preston scooter shop and flee with motorbikes, scooters and parts

The group made off with several motorcycles, motor scooters, engine parts and vintage helmets.

Serious Scootering on Tulketh Brow on Ashton on Ribble (Image: Google)

A group of thugs raided a scooter shop in Preston before making off with six vehicles – and other items.

The incident took place in the early hours of the morning on December 29, last year. The group of people – thought to be three men and a woman – broke into Serious Scootering on Tulketh Brow on Ashton on Ribble.

Police say they gained entry through a rear door at the property. They then made off with several motorcycles, motor scooters, engine parts and vintage helmets.

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A motor scooter and motorcycle were later found on Haslam Park, on Blackpool Road. However, four vehicles remain missing. Police are appealing to the public for help with their investigation.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We need your help with an investigation of burglary and are appealing for any information. On the 29/12/2022 within the early hours of the morning, a group of unknown offenders have gained access through the rear door leading into Serious Scooters located on Tulketh Brow, Ashton on Ribble, Preston.

“Offenders have then left the premises and taken several motorcycles, motor scooters, engine parts and vintage helmets. Offenders have been witnessed on CCTV footage leaving Ecroyd Road with the stolen vehicles.

“A motor scooter and motorcycle were located on Haslam Park, Blackpool Road however, there are still some outstanding. It is believed there are three males and one female involved.

“Vehicles currently outstanding have been reported as: BSA Bantom 17 5 G plate black and chrome tank, Malagutti Cavalcone cross red and white, Italjet Formula 125 silver, blue mountain bike.”

Anyone with information, or CCTV footage, is asked to contact police PC 2843 Disley on 2843@lancashire.police.uk. The crime reference number for this incident is LC-20221229-0239.

  • 08:58, 11 JAN 2023

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