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Top of the range motorbike stolen in Westy
10:27am Monday 4th March 2013 in News
A PASSIONATE motorcyclist has been left devastated after his high end motorcross bike was stolen on Friday.
It was taken from owner Chris McGarr’s home on Newman Street in Westy between 10.30pm and 11pm.
Thieves smashed their way into a locked garage and cut through security chains around the KTM 450SXF.
It is worth around £3,000.
They then removed fencing panels in the garden to escape through a neighbouring property.
Mr McGarr, aged 28, started riding 13 years ago.
He handed out posters of the bike over the weekend and said: “I’m just gutted.
“I’m very passionate and go to ride it at local tracks twice a week.
“That was my only bike - I’d sold my others to buy it.
“If I don’t get it back I won’t be able to ride for two years until I save up enough to buy another one.”
Step mum Faye, aged 55, also lives at the address.
She believes the burglary had been well planned and said: “They must have been watching us and snooping around.
“They were hell bent on getting that bike.
“Riding is all Chris lives for so it’s heartbreaking for him.
“He works hard for him money and he doesn't deserve this.”
Police are investigating. Anyone with information can call them on 101.