Men arrested in relation to bike theft

Mike Hamilton taking part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on his 1973 Norton Commando. Photo: Jacqui P Thomas/Focused on Life Photography.

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Tauranga Police have charged two men in relation to the theft of a 1973 Norton Commando motorcycle.

The bike was stolen from the Greerton Cherry Blossom Festival on 30 September 2017.

The bike was recovered by police last week, and has been returned to its owner, says Constable Jonathon Mitchell.

“A 43-year-old man was arrested last week for stealing the bike, and was charged with theft.”

He is due to reappear in the Tauranga District Court on October 20.

“A 23-year-old man has now been charged with receiving the motorcycle and hiding it at the address where it was recovered by police.”

He is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court on October 16.

“Enquiries are still ongoing in relation to this theft,” says Jonathon.

People with information about the theft can contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

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