ATGATTEWS – All The Gear, All The Time, Even When Stealing – appears to have been the mantra of four thieves that rode off with four Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Indiana on Wednesday. Straddling a quartet of bikes neatly arranged in a row, the riders would not have looked out of place leaving the parking lot of a biker bar, were they not inside the showroom of Harley-Davison of Kokomo, dodging other bikes on the way to the front door.
The YouTube channel of WTHR Channel 13 of Indianapolis features security video of the theft, which took place at 3:20 am, apparently a fine time to ride a group of Harleys down State Road 931 in Kokomo unnoticed.
With all four riders wearing dark clothing, and helmets already donned, one of the perpetrators runs to unlock the front door, while the remaining three casually flip their kickstands up in preparation for their less-than-quiet getaway. The video has no sound, but anyone with an imagination can hear the potato potato potato in their heads as the bikes exit the premises, nearby neighbours briefly stirring before cursing the existence of the Milwaukee V-twin and falling back to sleep.
Stolen were three 2021 Street Glide Specials and one 2020 Street Glide Special, estimated value $95,000 according to police. Known as a “Bagger” in motorcycle circles, the Street Glide Special is a touring bike with a large displacement, 114 cubic inch engine, and a fairing to cut down on wind blast. MSRP on a 2021 is $27,099.
No word yet as to how the thieves were able to enter the building, no arrests have been made, and the motorcycles have not been recovered as of this writing. According to NBCNews.com, “anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 765-456-7017 or Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward, according to police.”
Sources: nbcnews.com, youtube.com