Thief steals bike from injured rider

Thief pretends to be a Good Samaritan before riding off with stricken the motorbike

Posted: 8 August 2012
by Visordown News

A THIEF stole a man's motorcycle after he was left seriously injured at the side of the road.

Glenn Hawkins, 35, suffered a broken collarbone, punctured lung and two cracked ribs after a collision with a cyclist in Bristol city centre.

Shortly after, the thief pretended to be a good samaritan, acting as though he was moving the Kawasaki to the side of the but instead of aiding he took off on his bike.

Speaking to the Daily Mail from his hospital bed, Hawkins said: "I was pretty annoyed and that’s putting it lightly.

"If I had got hold of him, he would have ended up in the hospital bed next to me. Now I just want to get my bike back."

Hawkins had only owned his ZX-6R for one month and was on his way to taking the bike for its first service when the accident happened last Wednesday.


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f'ing cyclist!!

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 11:28

I hope this horrible c@nt thief get's smashed up. What utter scum.

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 11:31

f'ing cyclist!!


Posted: 08/08/2012 at 12:45

Only losers steal. Lame.

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 13:57

BIKE THIEVES SHOULD BE SHOT ON SIGHT. HOPE YOU GET THE BIKE BACK.AND GET WELL SOON . IF THE KEYS WERE STILL IN INGNITION YOUR NOT LIKELY TO GET PAID OUT ON INSURANCE

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 11:36

@Karl- Two things, please don't write in all caps - it's the equivalent of shouting. Secondly, if the rider was lying in the road with those injuries I doubt very much he was thinking of, much less able to remove his keys...

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 15:06

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