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CRIME STOPPERS WA HAS DEVELOPED A NEW SERVICE CALLED BIKELINC THAT ALLOWS BIKE OWNERS AND RELATED BUSINESSES TO;

  • list the bikes they own and their corresponding serial numbers, so they can be returned if stolen.
  • provide WA Police with a tool to instantly search for and find owners of stolen bikes so they can be reunited.
  • check if a second-hand bike is stolen property.
  • report found bikes to WA Police.
  • simplify posting of stolen bike information on social media to help owners to get their property returned safely.

Find out more at Bikelinc

Police are requesting all motorbike owners (registered / unregistered / on road / off road / quad bikes) to record details of their bikes including photographing / recording:

  • Bikes (from all sides)
  • Race numbers
  • VIN numbers
  • Engine numbers
  • Registration plates (if applicable)
  • Stickers
  • Distinctive customisations
  • Helmets / racing gear

In the event a bike is stolen, report it to police WITH the VIN number and supply photographs to Police in a timely manner, as well as details of anything else stolen.

If a bike is located, Police often have only the VIN number to search by and if a bike is not correctly reported to Police, the true owner is not able to be identified, and the bike remains with the offenders.

Similarly, bikes are able to be easily on-sold by offenders. If selling bikes online (Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, etc):

Do not give out your address unnecessarily. Do not include your address in the advertisement itself. Do not tell any prospective buyer when you will or won’t be at home. Obtain a copy of their Photo ID prior to any test ride and check the ID matches the person. Screenshot any interactions with prospective buyers, including details of the profile used and contact details.

Keep in mind your own personal security and the security of your property and bikes. Thank you in advance,

Detective Senior Constable Cara Walker

PD12599 | Detective Investigator Mirrabooka Detectives |

Western Australia Police Force 50 Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka WA 6061

T: (08) 9345 9157

F: (08) 9345 9111

E: cara.walker@police.wa.gov.au |

W: www.police.wa.gov.au

Last updated by Trailtalk Admin Jan 24.

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