Thieves have left a Mildenhall resident £10,000 out of pocket after stealing two motorcycles from a garage at his home.
Avery Utley, 38, woke up on Thursday morning to find that thieves had broken into a garage at his home in Yew Tree Close, and stolen his Suzuki GSXR Hayabusa, registration AE60 HVH, and his Honda CBR, registration AF56 AGO.
Both motorcycles are valued at more than £3,000, with the Suzuki worth in the region of £6,500 and the Honda £3,500.
“In three years of living here I have never had any problems until this has happened,” said Avery.
“I am sure I am not the first that this has happened to I guarantee I won’t be the last.”
In order to get the motorcycles thieves smashed in a wooden panel at the bottom of a side door on the garage before disabling security lights and undoing the garage’s main door from the inside.
“I always wake-up early and I knew something was wrong when I got in my car to go to the gym as my wing mirrors had been flipped in and then the sensor lights on the garage never came on,” said Avery.
“When I went to the garage I found it was unlocked and that is when I knew the bikes were missing.”
Such was the lengths the thieves went to steal both bikes Avery, who is originally from North Carolina and works at Raf Mildenhall, is convinced that it was not the first time the intruders had been to his property.
“I have noticed footprints around the side door of the garage before and I am pretty certain that the thieves that took the bikes must have known that they were there by either visiting the house before or being told that they were there,” said Avery.
“What make me think that even more is that they only took the bikes and left the kick stands and helmets, plus there are boxes near the window keeping them out of view so if it was the first time they had visited they wouldn’t have known they were there.”
Police are now appealing for anyone to come forward who has either information on the theft or as to the whereabouts of the motorcycles.
Anyone with information should contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference number MH/13/2100.