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Two arrested during an investigation into high value motorcycle theft

'High-value' stolen motorbikes are recovered after police swoop on five properties and arrest two men

HASTINGS Police have arrested two men and searched five properties in connection with ‘high value’ motorcycle thefts in the Hastings and Rother area.

A police spokesman has said: two men both aged 33 have been arrest and released on bail until June 21 as the police continue to gather evidence. The two men were arrested during an investigation into the theft of more than 30 ‘high value’ motorcycles in the Hastings and Rother area, since November 2018.

Whilst searching five properties the police managed to seize one of the stolen motorcycles, along with a large amount of suspected stolen tools and plant machinery and two cannabis factories - with over 100 plants! Go hard or go home right?

Along with the ganja, the Police seized a modified car fitted with a bike ramp, which was likely used in the thefts.

Inspector Aidan Cornwall, of the Hastings prevention team, said: This has been a successful operation but our investigation is continuing and we would like to appeal for information about the outstanding motorbikes. We think they are being stored discreetly in storage containers or garages and we would like anyone who has information around bikes being stored in a suspicious way to come forward.

“Meanwhile we also urge owners to increase security and vigilance when leaving bikes at the roadside, or in garages or outbuildings.”

Any information can be reported online to Hastings Police or by calling 101, quoting Operation Jump.

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