A MOTORCYCLIST believes expert thieves stole his prized bike from outside his friend’s house.
Mark Cassidy, of Menzieshill, was looking forward to riding into his new job at Halfords but has been left with no choice except the bus after his motorbike was grabbed from outside a pal’s home in Dundee.
The 22-year-old realised his £2,000 black and green Lexmoto Supermoto 125 was missing after staying overnight at Tweed Crescent following an evening out at the cinema with his girlfriend.
The auto fitter woke to find the chain holding his bike had been ripped off.
There were four locks on the bike — some of which were alarmed — but none were set off.
Mark believes it was a group of expert thieves who are the culprits.
He said: “The bike was stolen from outside my mate’s flat.
“I had it chained up and I had four locks on it. I had been to the movies with my girlfriend on Thursday night and when we came back it was still there, so it must have been taken in the early hours of Friday morning.
“I didn’t hear any noise at all in the night and it was when I looked out of the window in the morning that I realised it wasn’t there.
“I went outside and there was no sign of it whatsoever and I thought ‘oh no, what’s happened here’?
“It was alarmed as well, but none of them went off, so whoever it was must have known what they were doing.
“I don’t know if they were watching it for a while or something before they took it. There was a person in the top flat with CCTV, but unfortunately it couldn’t see the bike.”
There has been one possible sighting of the bike on Dens Road, but the police were unable to find any trace of it when they searched the area.
For now, Mark can only live in hope that someone comes forward with more information before it’s too late.
He said: “I’ve just started a new job and now I’ll have to get buses, so I’m just hoping somebody has some information to help me get my bike back.
“I saved up so much money for it and I thought it was safe. I’ve heard from people that they will strip the bike and sell it, but I think it’s pathetic they would steal somebody’s bike in the first place.
“I think it definitely must have been more than one person though. There has been one potential sighting so far. Someone told me they were driving down Dens Road and they saw a muddy bike being pushed up the stairs.
“The police were called but when they went there they said there was no trace of a motorbike.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said they were investigating the theft.
She said: “We received a report of a stolen motorbike from Tweed Crescent in Dundee.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tayside Division on 101.”