Moped, motorcycle thefts investigated

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Lenoir police are investigating the theft of five mopeds and a motorcycle, all reported stolen between Aug. 23 and Aug. 31. Police believe the thefts may be related.

A burgundy 1990 Yamaha Virago motorcycle was reported stolen from the parking lot of apartments at 1237 Powell Road. Two days later, a silver and black Tomos VIP moped was reported stolen from the Sonic Drive-in parking lot at 51 Harper Ave. The following day a Yamaha Zuma moped was reported stolen from the driveway of a house at 713 Jason Place.

On Aug. 26, a yellow and black Dykon moped was taken from the parking lot of apartments at 1302 Piedmont Drive. On Aug. 27, a red and white Taotao moped was stolen from 710 Pennton Ave. The last incident occurred on Aug. 31, when a yellow moped was reported stolen from a yard at 1411 Merriman St.

Anyone with information relating to the thefts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.