SOUTHPORT Motorcycles, on Eastbank Street was broken into last week – resulting in over £12,000 worth of damage.
The theft took place between 11.20pm and midnight, on Tuesday, July 18. The owner of the independent store, Bernard Brook, said that he has struggling with both his health and keeping his business afloat over the lock down. He has been running the mail order side of his business single-handedly through the pandemic and has Furloughed staff. Due to his own health issues, he has had to take extra precautions on top of what is required under new business regulations. This theft is adding to the massive financial hit of the pandemic, has left him devastated.
Bernard Brook said: “Bikes were stolen, along with other stock and accessories... It's unbelievable. I'm just in shock! I can clearly see, just as can the police can, that this was a deliberate and targeted attack with the thieves cutting their way in through the front shutters and shop front.
“It is a busy main road, somebody must have seen something. I'm trying to keep my business trading through the coronavirus and want the business to keep going, but I'm now faced with the cost of repair of more than £12,000, at a time when all businesses are low on funds and I'm still trying to shield.
“I have been left completely crushed and wondering why? I'm personally offering a reward for information, leading to arrests and convictions, as these people need to be stopped. They are destroying the local economy and putting livelihoods and lives at risk. If you have any information no matter how little please contact us on 01704 500029."
The items stolem include a Kawasaki KLX250 SFF motorcycle, registration ND16 CRZ, in green and white, with only 128 miles and two new green Revvi 16s electric kid’s bikes.
If you have any information, no matter how small, dash cams, descriptions, video footage etc, contact Southport Motorcycles directly, Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at https//www.Crimestoppers-UK.Org