Red Deer RCMP are searching for a stolen dirt bike after part of the front window at Precision Cycle Works was smashed early Wednesday morning.
“Someone backed a pickup truck through the front window,” said store owner John Ferguson.
“When they knocked the windows out, (glass) went as far as the back of the store, they hit it with such force.”
At about 5:52 a.m., police responded to a call about the broken window at Precision, located at 2319 Taylor Dr.
A blue, yellow and white 2010 FE390 Husaberg dirt bike, worth $10,000, was stolen and about 10 other motorcycles and dirt bikes were damaged when the truck backed over them.
He estimated the bike damage was $30,000 to $40,000 and fixing the window will cost about $5,000.
“It’s the wilful damage that drives us nuts.”
Ferguson said the Husaberg is a very limited production European motorcycle that would be easy to identify.
“We’re thinking it was young people who stole it and because they took a shine to it.”
RCMP Const. Sabrina Grunow said police did locate a possibly stolen truck in Red Deer that may have been used in the break and enter.
Ferguson said it was the second break-in at his store.
In September 2005, a dirt bike was stolen from Precision after a truck was driven through the glass door.
Despite the damage, Precision is open for business.
Anyone with information about this crime or suspicious activity or people in the area are asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com
People are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 if information leads to an arrest.