Arrest made in motorcycle theft
Posted at 11:52am Tuesday 03 Oct, 2017 | By Ryan Wood email@example.com
The van believed to have been involved in the theft of Mike Hamilton’s 1973 Norton Commando (pictured) has been located. Photo: Jacqui P Thomas/Focused on Life Photography.
A man has been arrested after a van suspected of being involved in the theft of a motorcycle from the Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival was located.
A reader spotted the van on Fraser Street at around 11am on Monday, recognising the van and the plates from the story on SunLive.
“I saw the van on the side of the road – they were dropping someone off at the doctors on Fraser Street.”
The man, who owns Commando motorcycles himself, phoned police and followed the vehicle south through the city, until police stopped the van outside the Greerton Marist Rugby Club.
A police spokesperson confirms they located the vehicle.
“A 43-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident. He has been bailed and is due to appear in court on Friday.
“Further enquiries are ongoing to locate the bike.”
The $15,000 1973 Norton Commando belonging to Mike Hamilton was last seen being wheeled into a green van during the festival on Sunday.