Two arrests after stolen motorbike found within 20 minutes
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We’ve arrested two youths after finding a motorbike within 20 minutes of it being stolen in Stoke-on-Trent.
At 9.42am this morning (Monday 16 January), two boys stole a Keeway RKF whilst it was parked on Park Hall Road.
Officers who were already patrolling the area were told about the theft and managed to quickly find the motorbike within 18 minutes of it being reported to us.
When it was spotted, the youths tried to run away but were caught.
Two boys, aged 15 and 14, from Stoke-on-Trent, were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and remain in custody.
It follows our continued commitment to tackling vehicle theft across Staffordshire which has seen us arrest a number of suspects since the start of the new year.
Sergeant Marc Proctor, of the Stoke South local policing team (LPT), said: “Vehicle crime is affecting a large number of residents and businesses across the region and remains a key focus for all ten of our LPTs.
“As we’ve shown here, we are taking swift action to tackle vehicle crime and will continue to work as hard as possible to ensure positive results continue into the future."