Chesterton Tribune

Customized Harley reported stolen

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Chesterton Police are investigating the theft on Thursday of a heavily customized Harley Davidson motorcycle from an apartment complex in the 700 block of Woodlawn Ave.

According to police, sometime between 12:30 and 7:50 a.m. someone removed the 1999 H-D Fat Boy from the front of the complex. The victim advised that the thief must have rolled the bike onto a trailer without starting it, as the customized “straight pipe” exhaust system is very loud.

The bike is black with red flames, the rear fender is maroon, the gas tank has a red flaming skull on it, and all parts are chrome.

A witness did report seeing a suspicious person in the neighborhood around 12:30 a.m., described as a white male subject, short, with a buzz cut. That subject was subsequently picked up by the driver of a gray and red pickup truck which drove “slowly” by the victim’s residence and then left the area eastbound on Woodlawn Ave., police said.

Police estimated the loss at $15,000.


Posted 8/3/2012