Motorbikes stolen from circus Globe of Death in £60,000 heist

Superfast motorbikes that can KILL novice riders are stolen from circus Globe of Death in £60,000

  • The raid took place at Circus Extreme at the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex
  • The bikes included Honda CRF 125s, a Yamaha YZ250 and a Kawasaki KXF450
  • Show organisers are offering a £10,000 reward for the safe return of the bikes

Police are probing a daring heist at a circus after thieves stole superfast motorbikes worth £60,000 from inside a Globe of Death.

The raid took place on Monday night at Circus Extreme, which is currently at the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Grays, Essex.

The thieves made their way into the circus tent and used bolt-cutters to get inside a padlocked metal cage before escaping with six bikes worth £10,000 each.

Four of the bikes are Honda CRF 125s while a Yamaha YZ250 and a Kawasaki KXF450 were also stolen in the raid. 

Show organisers are now offering a £10,000 reward for the safe return of the high-powered superbikes, which could be ‘fatal in the wrong hands’.

Police are probing a daring heist at a circus after thieves stole superfast motorbikes worth £60,000 from inside a Globe of Death

Circus director John Haze said: ‘It’s not just the value of these bikes, it’s also the livelihood of the riders which is at stake.

‘The biggest worry is that they are specially modified to go at great speeds in a short space of time to allow the riders to somersault in mid-air.

‘In the wrong hands these bikes could be fatal. They can go 0-100mph in a matter of seconds and should not be on the roads.

‘So it is vital that the public are aware of this and hopefully the police can catch the thieves and return the bikes to Circus Extreme.’

The raid took place on Monday night at Circus Extreme, which is currently at the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Grays, Essex

Mr Haze added: ‘We were devastated. They must have been watching the circus from the shopping centre car park and knew the bikes were in there.

‘They have gone into the tent in the dead of night in pitch black darkness after breaking through the perimeter fence.

‘They then located the bikes inside the Globe of Death and got inside using bolt-cutters. We just couldn’t believe the audacity of it.

‘We posted an appeal on social media and there have been sightings of the bikes, but so far the police have done nothing but given us a crime reference number.

‘When I explained how powerful and dangerous these bikes are they seemed to take it a bit more seriously, but they haven’t even been to the site yet.

The thieves made their way into the circus tent and used bolt-cutters to get inside a padlocked metal cage before escaping with six bikes worth £10,000 each

Four of the bikes are Honda CRF 125s while a Yamaha YZ250 and a Kawasaki KXF450 were also stolen in the raid

‘They need catching before they do some serious harm to themselves or somebody else.’

The circus said their shows at the shopping centre were still able to continue this week after they managed to borrow bikes from other circuses.

Mr Haze added: ‘Luckily we had some spare bikes and with the help of other circuses we were able to borrow extra bikes to ensure the shows went ahead’.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: ‘We are investigating reports of a burglary, after six motorbikes were stolen near Lakeside.

Show organisers are now offering a £10,000 reward for the safe return of the high-powered superbikes, which could be ‘fatal in the wrong hands’

‘It was reported that the bikes, which have been adapted for stunts in a circus environment, were taken from the grounds of the shopping centre earlier this week.

‘We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity near the circus ground overnight between Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 April.

‘You can call us on 101 or report your information online at www.essex.police.uk. The crime reference number to quote is 42/85637/22.

‘If you would prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Essex Police or Marine Dock, the show manager, on [email protected]

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