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Motorcycle thefts increasing in Kansas City

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Someone stole a motorcycle from Chip Anderson, who lives near Main Street and Armour Boulevard in Kansas City. (Submitted) Someone stole a motorcycle from Chip Anderson, who lives near Main Street and Armour Boulevard in Kansas City. (Submitted)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A new warning for motorcycle owners as thefts are increasing on both sides of the state line.

Last week, KCTV5 told you about a string of eight motorcycle thefts from apartment complexes in Overland Park between May 5th and June 13th.

This week in Kansas City, the property crimes unit has seen a slight uptick in thefts of motorcycles in downtown Kansas City.

Someone stole a motorcycle from Chip Anderson, who lives near Main Street and Armour Boulevard. 

He is asking anyone who spots the white Royal Enfield Continental GT with a large dent in the tank to immediately call police.

Video surveillance from a business near Parvin Road and I-35 captured a man driving a gun metal gray pickup truck with Anderson’s missing motorcycle in the bed of the truck.

"I'm not the only one out there that has a bike stolen," Anderson said. "If you see something strange report it. People love their bikes and it sucks to see them get taken by people who don't appreciate that."

Last year in Kansas City, police investigated more than 1,600 stolen vehicle reports.

So far this year they’ve already received almost 2,000 stolen auto reports.

Those statistics include stolen motorcycles, cars and trucks.
 
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