APB – Another Stolen Motorcycle

Stolen 1971 BMW

My cousin had his bike stolen from the Hillside (9th & 10th Avenue East area) Friday night/Saturday morning. Easily identifiable, 1971 BMW, desert tan paint. Ammo cans were off at time of theft. Please call the DPD if you see this bike, it is one of a kind and hard to miss. Or if you are not the type of person to call the cops, post here or call me at 218-591-five seven ate five.



about 13 years ago

I hate thieves!  Cheap bastards!  Hey! Is that my bike in the lower right hand corner?  I'm famous!

butt mom

about 13 years ago

One time somebody stole my moped from 1st ave w. and 4th street.  Several days later they dumped it off where they stole it from and it was fixed up and ran better than ever!  Bless their thieving hearts.  I hope you find your bike!


about 13 years ago

I love that bike! I've admired it when I drive past on 9th. It's unfortunate there's nowhere indoors for the owner to store rides. It's unacceptable that the rash of bike theft and break-ins is now turning into a cancer! How many thefts, and attempted thefts, have there been? Bait Bike!


about 13 years ago

Man that sucks. Post it on Craigslist Mpls and the BMW motorcycle forums. Watch E-bay if the thieves decide to part it out.


about 13 years ago

Weird, is this another old BMW with ammo cans on the side or the same one?


about 13 years ago

Geez, mine's so little and pocketable that I keep it on a chain like a bicycle. I thought I was being paranoid, but apparently not.

I hope they find the bike and the thief soon!


about 13 years ago

Rough news, Ian.  Here's a bit of cycle theft Karma to appreciate until the bike is found intact.  With a full tank of gas.  And a note of apology taped to the handlebars.

A call of a motorcycle accident came over the WDIO newsroom scanner one evening.  I was busy so another news photographer shot the scene.  He reported that the victim stole a cycle parked below Observation Hill.  

Fortunately for the thief, nobody witnessed his crime.

Unfortunately for the thief, the bike was parked because of bad brakes.

Fortunately for the thief, a soft, comfortable fire hydrant stopped his descent.  Rescue workers even recovered some of his teeth.


about 13 years ago

Hope he finds his bike. He had it at my place just a day or two before it was stolen. I know it has a lot of sentimental value to him.

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