Police Issue Warning about Moped and Scooter Thefts
Since the beginning of June, there has been a dramatic increase in motorized scooter and moped thefts in the Town of Garner, police say.
So far this year, Garner police have responded to 13 reported motorized scooter or moped thefts. Of these 13 reports, 11 have occurred since June 1. This is a significant increase in motorized scooter and moped thefts compared with the same period last year.
A big challenge to police when recovering a stolen two-wheeled vehicle is that the victim does not have a record of the serial number of the vehicle, making it difficult to find and return the vehicle to its owner.
Police urge owners of two-wheeled vehicles to write down the serial numbers on their vehicles, take pictures of their vehicles and lock them securely when parked.
If there is a secure structure available to place the vehicle in overnight, such as a garage or storage closet, it is best to keep the vehicle there.
If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call 911 to report it immediately.