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Rare Harley Davidson stolen in Kidderminster
2:03pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
THE owners of a rare Harley Davidson motorbike stolen from Kidderminster after they stopped off in the town while touring the country are offering a reward for information of the theft.
Harley Davidson enthusiasts Ray and Julie Pye, of Essex, had stopped off in the town on their way back home from the 10-day tour to visit The Severn Valley Railway, when the bike was stolen.
They are now putting up a £500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the bike, and the arrest and conviction of the offenders.
The turquoise and cream Harley Davidson - registration number P620 WGH - was stolen from the car park of the Travelodge in Park Lane between 12.45am and 12.55am on Friday, September 14. It was seen being lifted into a stolen blue Ford Transit panel van and driven off.
The stranded couple had to make their way home by train and taxi after police knocked on their hotel room door to tell them the bike had been taken.
Mrs Pye said: "We have had it since it was a year old, and the man we bought it off had it custom coloured. We have been to a lot of rallies, and we have only ever seen one other like it."
The transit van had also earlier been stolen from Cobden Street, Kidderminster and was later found abandoned on a track off the Bewdley Bypass but the Harley Davidson had gone.
PC Dan Southan of West Mercia Police said: "The Harley Davidson is a rare and distinctive colour so we hope someone may recall seeing it or know where it is now."
Anyone with information should contact PC Southan on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 4-N-140912 or ring the Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.