Gas Savers Getting Stolen

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

It's a crime that seems to be rising just as fast as gas prices.

Moped thefts are up across the country and right here in Lexington.
Just this past weekend, a handful were stolen from right in front of the owners front doors. One was reported stolen on Kirklevington Drive, another on Elm Tree Lane.

The owners are baffled of how the crooks are getting away with their bikes because they were locked up. They say they were likely loaded onto trucks.

Police say the two-wheel gas saver is an easy target and with more on the streets, thieves are taking advantage of the situation.

Police say the best defense to keep mopeds from being stolen is to keep them in a garage or inside your home.


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  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Jul 6, 2008 at 09:53 AM
    As someone who has had a motorcycle stolen, I can safely say the local police aren't that interested in helping. If ya lose your bike or moped, just forget about it unless you take it entirely into your own hands.
  • by KentuckyGuy Location: Bluegrass on Jun 26, 2008 at 04:53 AM
    Who would want one of those effeminate motorcycles?
  • by veiwer on Jun 25, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    you cant lock a thief outyou lock him up and he gets out because we cant afford to keep him you shoot him you will probaly go to jail they will keep you its not a funny matter all you can hope for is they get run over and killed while riding it away
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jun 24, 2008 at 07:38 PM
    Boom!
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jun 24, 2008 at 07:37 PM
    Make sure you park that gasoline moped next to the natural gas water heater.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    Is there a place we can buy these stolen goods? Gas is killing me
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 24, 2008 at 04:43 AM
    Now if only someone would steal those stupid Segway vehicles the post office uses.

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