Warning over ‘huge spike’ in stolen bikes being sold on Instagram and Snapchat
Bikers have warned of a huge spike in stolen motorcycles being sold on social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, often for a fraction of their true worth. Criminals believe social media provides them with a “safe haven”. Frequently the locks on the bikes are snapped and they are pushed away because it is not easy to start them while stealing.
Stolen bikes are allegedly sold for a fraction of the price on social media. However thieves then apparently buy a device for as little as £13 that they add to the wiring, allowing any fake key to work.