Scooter Shop Burglary

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Sadly, at some time during the night of Sunday 21 April, our friends at Cornwall Scooter Centre were burgled with six classic scooters part of the haul that thieves got away with.

In what the police have suggested looks like an organised gang were behind, the shop in Bodmin had six scooters stolen belonging to various customers. These were:

  • Vespa T5 Millennium in pearlescent white, limited edition number 41 of 400 made
  • 1967 Vespa 150 Sprint with a brand new Malossi 225cc kit built on new Pinasco engine casings, new wiring loom and fuel tank that was a 10th Wedding Anniversary present
  • Lambretta SX150, white with a newly built RT195 with BGM Clubman exhaust
  • Spanish Lambretta Li white/purple, modified to take GP panelwork
  • Vespa P125X blue with new Polini 177 kit, black crash bars and several mirrors
  • Vespa 150 Super, white with dodgy floor and stand

At the time of writing it looks like the thieves also took cash from the shop’s safe but appear to have left tools and spare parts untouched. 

Please keep your eyes and ears open for anything that may be offered for sale, whether complete scooters or parts and if you have any information of these scooter thieves please inform Bodmin Police or Cornwall Scooter Centre (01208 72966).

The same applies if you hear of anyone receiving stolen goods or trying to move them on.  Remember, as much as we all despise such thieving scumbags, such activities are only attractive to them if they can subsequently sell their stolen goods onwards. These scooters need to become as ‘hot’ as possible and if there is one good thing to say about social media in the 21st century, it’s that we can all come together to make things like this happen.

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STOLEN LAMBRETTA – Please help recover it

 

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Some low life scum has stolen Chuck’s famous Series 2 TV175 off his driveway between 6pm last night and 1pm today!  The registration number is 402 TPE.

I cannot tell you how devastated Chuck is as we all are. He has had this scooter from new and we all know it very well. The scooter was chained up and under cover.

This may not be a coincidence but according to Chuck, a bloke knocked on his door yesterday afternoon at 5pm enquiring if Chuck wanted to sell his scooter. Chuck told him it was not for sale and they chatted for 5-10 mins. He said he came from the Peterborough area but we cannot tell if this is true or not. I am not saying that this guy stole it but it would be good to find him so he can be eliminated from the police enquiry.

It has been reported to the police as stolen and they are coming round to see Chuck at 7pm tonight to interview and take a statement.

IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO DOES NOT DESERVE THIS, CHUCK IS THAT MAN.
THIS SCOOTER MUST BE FOUND AND WE ARE APPEALING TO THE WHOLE SCOOTERING COMMUNITY TO FIND THIS SCOOTER AND RETURN IT TO ITS MOST DESERVING OWNER.

Please share this message to all so we can make the scooter too hot to handle and find the low life scum. If you have any information leading to the culprit or its location, please let us or Chuck know directly so we can pass the details onto the Police.