Thefts and ignorant dealers

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Thefts and ignorant dealers

Post by Madizm » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:23 am

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These dealers should be stepping up their security game. Still using low quality video and why no flashing lights etc when the guys break in? Turn all lights on? I actually walked in Elliott City Motors after the first break in to see if I could help them with an assessment/upgrade (I work for a security integrator) They said they were fine. Guess not.
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Post by anotherguy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:29 am

"Smash and grab" has been an effective tactic for decades. Prevailing attitude is "profits are thin enough and I pay for insurance so..........."

Motorcycles is a tough way to make a living. Trust me. Customers that don't wanna pay and "I do my own work" cut further into capital. Open a shop and lemme know how wrong I am.

And the thieves??????
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Post by Madizm » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:07 am

There are multiple measures that can be taken that will force these guys to go somewhere else. "I do my own work" seems to be the owners approach to securing these businesses. I have spoken with 3 local shops about their security approach. Their responses have been laughable. We all lose when theft happens. Dealers should step up their countermeasures.


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Post by Laoch » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:32 pm

Local shop last week---

OXFORD TWP., Pa. – Burglars struck at a motorcycle dealership Sunday, making off with seven motor bikes in a matter of minutes.

The burglary occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday at Pancho’s Suzuki of Hanover on the 1700 block of Carlisle Pike. Police believe the suspect or suspects backed a cargo van into a glass door at the dealership, entered the store and took the motor bikes, which are worth an estimated $60,000. The burglars took three yellow dirt bikes, one black/white dirt bike, one white/red dirt bike, one white scooter and one black scooter.

“Saturday evening we got back pretty late, so we were here at 2 in the morning and left for home, and then got a phone call very early at 4 in the morning and came here,” said Pancho Lawler, the dealership’s owner. “It’s just an utter surprise, to be honest with you. Nothing like this has happened before to us.”

Police responded within four minutes of the alarm at the business going off, according to Ofc. Shawn Cuffley of the Eastern Adams Regional Police Department.

“With the amount of motorcycles that were taken, this was definitely something that had to have been pre-planned,” Cuffley said. “This wasn’t just a spur-of-the-moment thing. They would definitely have to be prepared for what they were about to do when they were in and out.”

The stolen rides do not require license plates or registration, making them harder to track, police said.

“The dirt bikes, particularly the scooters, are easy to get rid of,” Cuffley said. “They can sell them, make a fast buck off of them and they can sell them very easily and there’s no paperwork required.”

Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal David Ogle at (717) 624-1614 ext. 205 or by email at dogle@eadamsregionalpd.net.
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