Reward Offered in Upper Perkiomen Motorcycle Thefts
HARRISBURG PA – The burglary-related thefts of two motorcycles, a cargo van, and a rifle, with a combined value of tens of thousands of dollars, attracted the attention this week of the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers organization. It offered a cash reward Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2023) for information that leads to the arrest of actors being sought by Pennsylvania State Police.
Troopers at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack and members of the Upper Perkiomen Police Department have been investigating the incidents since they were initially reported about two weeks ago. All occurred between Jan. 14 (Saturday) during early morning hours across portions of East Greenville and Pennsburg boroughs, and Upper Hanover Township.
Based on video surveillance footage, authorities claimed they are looking for their trio of suspects appear to be white or Hispanic males, one of whom has a tattoo on the back of his right hand. Additionally, the report stated one of them drove a black Dodge Charger; it seemed to accompany them as the incidents occurred.
Stolen first: two motorcycles
Investigators alleged the spree began Jan. 14 at 4:15 a.m. when the three “unknown actors forcibly entered a detached garage” at the rear of a residence on the 100 block of Main Street” in East Greenville. They were said to have taken a red Honda-model CRF450 off-road motorcycle, and a blue Yamaha-model YZ450 off-road motorcycle (at top).
The pair had a combined value of more than $15,000, their report stated.
The actors drove them from the scene to the 200 block of School Alley in East Greenville, according to the report, where one of the motorcycles was stashed in a parking lot there.
Stolen second: a cargo van
Investigators reported the group then traveled seven blocks away to the 600 block of Main Street in Pennsburg, and stole a white Ford-model E-150 cargo van. The motorcycles were later loaded into the van, and the actors used it to flee the scene.
Stolen third: a rifle
The actors then drove to the 600 block of Gravel Pike in Upper Hanover Township, where authorities said they forcibly entered a truck parked at an apartment building, and stole a rifle.
Can you help solve these?
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact troopers in Skippack at 610-584-1250, or the Upper Perkiomen Police Department at 215-679-8203.
Information also can be supplied anonymously to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. The organization accepts tips toll-free by phone at 1-800-472-8477 (”800-4PA-TIPS”), or online here.
The amount of the potential cash reward was not specified. Rewards are distributed when tips lead to an arrest in, help find a fugitive in, or assist in solving the alleged crime. Information on the incidents, although accurate when released, may later be changed or updated, it noted.
Photos provided by Pennsylvania State Police from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers