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National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham Broken Into, TT Trophies Stolen

Thieves have broken into the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, UK last night (27 August, 2014) at around 11pm and stole a large number of trophies, MCN reports. Apparently none of the motorcycles which were on display is missing, according to the reports.
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National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham Broken Into
The exact number of stolen items was not indicated, but museum officials say that both authentic trophies and replicas were reported missing after the burglary was discovered. An unknown number of thieves penetrated the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham and smashed the display cabinets, fleeing with goods which include replicas of actual Isle of Man TT trophies.

Even though the stolen items only have a small value as they are, museum officials say they are “a unique and irreplaceable part of this country’s motorcycling heritage”.

No mention was made as to the security measures at the museum or potential CCTV footage of the crime. However, the museum is offering a £20,000 (€25,150 or $33,160) reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the stolen goods.

Now, we could take a wild guess that the guy or guys who broke into the National Motorcycle Museum have been “commissioned”. They should know that the items they stole cannot simply be sold in the pawn shops or on eBay, and any decent motorcyclist who sees them would most likely become suspicious and alert the police. Or maybe they’re just as stupid as that, it would not be the first (or the last) time we meet completely idiot thieves…

Anyway, all those with relevant info can contact the West Midlands Police, the National Motorcycle Museum at 01675 443311 or email James Hewing, who works for the museum a [email protected] The museum stays open as normal.


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