Police: O’Fallon IL motorcycle company burgled


Five Kawasaki motorcycles were reported stolen from a store early Friday morning, police said.

The suspects drove four of the motorcycles from the MetroEast Motorsports scene to O’Fallon and loaded a fifth into a dark-colored van, the O’Fallon Police Department said. in a press release. Police said they came prepared with helmets.

Witnesses told police they saw two of the motorcycles driving westbound on Interstate 64 near Illinois 111 shortly after the theft.

An anti-theft alarm went off at MetroEast Motorsports on Frontage Road just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The O’Fallon Police Department said it responded within minutes. A window was smashed and a hanging garage door was open when officers arrived, the ministry press release said.

Police said the stolen motorcycles included:

â–ª A green 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R.

â–ª A green 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R.

â–ª A green 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 636.

â–ª A 2019 Kawasaki Ninja Z650 green and black.

â–ª A 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R silver.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call 618-624-9551 or email [email protected]

This story was originally published February 22, 2019 10:38 a.m.

The Metro East is home to investigative journalist Lexi Cortes. She grew up in Granite City, graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2014 and now lives in Collinsville. Lexi joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 2014 and won several state awards for her investigative reporting and community service.
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