Saanich residents hit with scooter thefts

Three Yamaha scooters were stolen Monday night from private residences in Saanich.

Three Yamaha scooters were stolen Monday night from private residences in Saanich.

Two scooters parked in the 500-block of Crossandra Cres. and one parked in the 3900-block of Raymond St. all disappeared overnight.

All the bikes are 49cc Yamahas from the mid-2000s and were either locked or secured with chains.

Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says the bikes will likely be torn apart and used for parts.

He recommends scooter owners ensure their bikes are as locked and secured as they can be, including fastening them with a lock to a cement block.

Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to call 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com